Ubuntu 12.10 : linux vulnerability (USN-1917-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

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.

Solution :

Update the affected linux-image-3.5.0-37-generic and / or
linux-image-3.5.0-37-highbank packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69126 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-2852