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CVE-2013-2852 Detail


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

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Locally exploitable
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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 Exploit; Patch External Source CONFIRM External Source SUSE SUSE-SU-2013:1473 External Source SUSE openSUSE-SU-2013:1971 External Source REDHAT RHSA-2013:1051 External Source REDHAT RHSA-2013:1450 External Source DEBIAN DSA-2766 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20130606 Linux kernel format string flaws External Source UBUNTU USN-1899-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-1900-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-1914-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-1915-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-1916-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-1917-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-1918-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-1919-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-1920-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-1930-1 External Source CONFIRM

Technical Details

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  • Format String Vulnerability (CWE-134)

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