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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2012-3430

The rds_recvmsg function in net/rds/recv.c in the Linux kernel before 3.0.44 does not initialize a certain structure member, which allows local users to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel stack memory via a (1) recvfrom or (2) recvmsg system call on an RDS socket.
Publish Date : 2012-10-03 Last Update Date : 2013-04-18
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Obtain Information
CWE ID 200

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low
AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N 2012-05-08 2012-07-23
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DEPRECATED: ELSA-2012-1323 -- kernel security and bug fix update (important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27204 unix
ELSA-2012-1323-1 -- kernel security and bug fix update (important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27688 unix
ELSA-2012-2034 -- Unbreakable Enterprise kernel Security update (moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27254 unix
ELSA-2012-2035 -- Unbreakable Enterprise kernel security update (moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27648 unix
ELSA-2012:1304: kernel security and bug fix update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:23789 unix
ELSA-2012:1323: kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22967 unix
RHSA-2012:1304: kernel security and bug fix update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21577 unix
RHSA-2012:1304: kernel security and bug fix update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20121304 unix
RHSA-2012:1323: kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21297 unix
RHSA-2012:1323: kernel security and bug fix update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20121323 unix
SUSE-SU-2014:0287-1 -- Security update for Linux kernel oval:org.mitre.oval:def:24665 unix
USN-1568-1 -- linux vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18141 unix
USN-1575-1 -- linux-lts-backport-oneiric vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:17217 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2012-3430

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.17 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.18 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.19 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.20 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.21 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.22 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.23 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.24 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.25 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.26 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.27 Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.28 Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.29 Version Details Vulnerabilities
30 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.30 Version Details Vulnerabilities
31 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.31 Version Details Vulnerabilities
32 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.32 Version Details Vulnerabilities
33 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.33 Version Details Vulnerabilities
34 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.34 Version Details Vulnerabilities
35 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.35 Version Details Vulnerabilities
36 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.36 Version Details Vulnerabilities
37 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.37 Version Details Vulnerabilities
38 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.38 Version Details Vulnerabilities
39 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.39 Version Details Vulnerabilities
40 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.40 Version Details Vulnerabilities
41 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.41 Version Details Vulnerabilities
42 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.42 Version Details Vulnerabilities
43 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.0.43 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Linux Linux Kernel 43

- References For CVE-2012-3430
REDHAT RHSA-2012:1323
MLIST [oss-security] 20120726 Re: CVE Request -- kernel: recv{from,msg}() on an rds socket can leak kernel memory
UBUNTU USN-1577-1;a=commit;h=06b6a1cf6e776426766298d055bb3991957d90a7 CONFIRM CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2012-3430

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit for more information)

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