Amazon Linux Local Check: ALAS-2012-122

Published: 2015-09-08 11:27:22
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

Technical Details:
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.

Recommendations:
Run yum update kernel to update your system. You will need to reboot your system in order for the new kernel to be running.

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Summary:
Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2012-3520

CVE Analysis

https://www.mageni.net/cve/CVE-2012-3520

References:

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2012-122.html

Severity
Low
CVSS Score
1.9
Published
2015-09-08
Modified
2018-10-01
Category
Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

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