Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures

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Upstream information

CVE-2012-3520 at MITRE


The Netlink implementation in the Linux kernel before 3.2.30 does not properly handle messages that lack SCM_CREDENTIALS data, which might allow local users to spoof Netlink communication via a crafted message, as demonstrated by a message to (1) Avahi or (2) NetworkManager.
CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 1.85
Vector AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact None

SUSE information

SUSE Bugzilla entry: 776925 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

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