Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux-lts-raring vulnerability (USN-1916-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 69125


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected linux-image-3.8-generic package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 69125

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1916-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/30

Modified: 2016/10/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.8-generic, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2013/07/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-2852

OSVDB: 94034

USN: 1916-1