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CVE-2013-2852 Detail

Current Description

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.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 6.9 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/linville/wireless.git/commit/?id=9538cbaab6e8b8046039b4b2eb6c9d614dc782bd Exploit Patch
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2013-09/msg00003.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2013-12/msg00129.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1051.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1450.html
http://www.debian.org/security/2013/dsa-2766
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2013/06/06/13
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1899-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1900-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1914-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1915-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1916-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1917-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1918-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1919-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1920-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1930-1
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=969518

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Format String Vulnerability (CWE-134)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:3.9:rc1:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:3.9:rc2:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:3.9:rc3:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:3.9:rc4:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:3.9:rc5:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:3.9:rc6:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:3.9:rc7:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:3.9.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:3.9.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:3.9.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:3.9.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Up to (including)
3.9.4


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2013-2852
NVD Published Date:
06/07/2013
NVD Last Modified:
11/17/2017