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CVE-2013-2852

Published: 7 June 2013

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.

From the Ubuntu security team

Kees Cook discovered a format string vulnerability in the Broadcom B43 wireless driver for the Linux kernel. A local user could exploit this flaw to gain administrative privileges.

Priority

Medium

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.10~rc6)
linux-armadaxp
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.10~rc6)
linux-aws
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.10~rc6)
linux-ec2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.10~rc6)
linux-flo
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.10~rc6)
linux-fsl-imx51
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.10~rc6)
linux-gke
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.10~rc6)
linux-goldfish
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.10~rc6)
linux-grouper
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.10~rc6)
linux-hwe
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.10~rc6)
linux-hwe-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.10~rc6)
linux-linaro-omap
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.10~rc6)
linux-linaro-shared
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.10~rc6)
linux-linaro-vexpress
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.10~rc6)
linux-lts-backport-maverick
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.10~rc6)
linux-lts-quantal
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.10~rc6)
linux-lts-raring
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.10~rc6)
linux-lts-trusty
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.10~rc6)
linux-lts-utopic
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.10~rc6)
linux-lts-vivid
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.10~rc6)
linux-lts-wily
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.10~rc6)
linux-lts-xenial
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.10~rc6)
linux-maguro
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.10~rc6)
linux-mako
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.10~rc6)
linux-manta
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.10~rc6)
linux-mvl-dove
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.10~rc6)
linux-qcm-msm
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.10~rc6)
linux-raspi2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.10~rc6)
linux-snapdragon
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.10~rc6)
linux-ti-omap4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (3.10~rc6)