CVE-2013-2852

NameCVE-2013-2852
DescriptionFormat 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.
SourceCVE (at NVD; oss-sec, fulldisc, OSVDB, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, more)
ReferencesDSA-2745-1, DSA-2766-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: local)
Debian/oldstablenot vulnerable.
Debian/stablenot vulnerable.
Debian/testingnot vulnerable.
Debian/unstablenot vulnerable.

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)wheezy3.2.65-1fixed
wheezy (security)3.2.65-1+deb7u2fixed
sid, jessie3.16.7-ckt9-2fixed
linux-2.6 (PTS)squeeze (security), squeeze2.6.32-48squeeze6fixed
squeeze (lts)2.6.32-48squeeze11fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsource(unstable)3.9.8-1low
linuxsourcewheezy3.2.46-1+deb7u1mediumDSA-2745-1
linux-2.6source(unstable)(unfixed)low
linux-2.6sourcesqueeze2.6.32-48squeeze4mediumDSA-2766-1

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