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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2013-2852

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.
Publish Date : 2013-06-07 Last Update Date : 2014-02-06
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Gain privileges
CWE ID 134

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DSA-2745-1 linux - several oval:org.mitre.oval:def:19878 unix
DSA-2766-1 linux-2.6 - several oval:org.mitre.oval:def:19806 unix
ELSA-2013:1051: kernel security and bug fix update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:23917 unix
RHSA-2013:1051: kernel security and bug fix update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21235 unix
RHSA-2013:1051: kernel security and bug fix update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20131051 unix
USN-1899-1 -- linux vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21254 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2013-2852

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.9 RC3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.9 RC6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.9 RC5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.9 RC7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.9 RC2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.9 RC4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.9 RC1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.9.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.9.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.9.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.9.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.9.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Linux Linux Kernel 12

- References For CVE-2013-2852
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2013:1971
SUSE SUSE-SU-2013:1473
REDHAT RHSA-2013:1051
REDHAT RHSA-2013:1450
MLIST [oss-security] 20130606 Linux kernel format string flaws

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2013-2852

There are not any metasploit modules related to this vulnerability (Please visit for more information)

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