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CVE-2013-2852 Detail

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      Last Modified:  06/07/2013

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2013-2852
Original release date:
06/07/2013
Last revised:
11/17/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
6.9 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
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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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/linville/wireless.git/commit/?id=9538cbaab6e8b8046039b4b2eb6c9d614dc782bd Exploit; Patch External Source CONFIRM http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/linville/wireless.git/commit/?id=9538cbaab6e8b8046039b4b2eb6c9d614dc782bd
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2013-09/msg00003.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SU-2013:1473
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2013-12/msg00129.html External Source SUSE openSUSE-SU-2013:1971
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1051.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2013:1051
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1450.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2013:1450
http://www.debian.org/security/2013/dsa-2766 External Source DEBIAN DSA-2766
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2013/06/06/13 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20130606 Linux kernel format string flaws
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1899-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-1899-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1900-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-1900-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1914-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-1914-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1915-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-1915-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1916-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-1916-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1917-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-1917-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1918-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-1918-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1919-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-1919-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1920-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-1920-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1930-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-1930-1
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=969518 External Source CONFIRM https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=969518

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Format String Vulnerability (CWE-134)

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