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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2013-2852

Original release date: 06/07/2013
Last revised: 02/06/2014


Format string vulnerability in the b43_request_firmware function in drivers/net/wireless/b43/main.c in the Broadcom B43 wireless driver in the Linux kernel through 3.9.4 allows local users to gain privileges by leveraging root access and including format string specifiers in an fwpostfix modprobe parameter, leading to improper construction of an error message.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.9 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1914-1
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2013:1051
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/linville/wireless.git/commit/?id=9538cbaab6e8b8046039b4b2eb6c9d614dc782bd
Type: Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1918-1
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1916-1
External Source: SUSE
Name: openSUSE-SU-2013:1971
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2013:1450
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-2766
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1930-1
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1915-1
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20130606 Linux kernel format string flaws
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1919-1
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=969518
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1917-1
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1900-1
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SU-2013:1473
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1899-1

Technical Details

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  • Format String Vulnerability (CWE-134)