RHEL 4 : busybox (RHSA-2007:0244)

This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated busybox packages that fix a security issue are now available.

This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

Busybox is a single binary which includes versions of a large number
of system commands, including a shell. This package can be useful for
recovering from certain types of system failures.

BusyBox did not use a salt when generating passwords. This made it
easier for local users to guess passwords from a stolen password file.
(CVE-2006-1058)

All users of busybox are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain a patch to resolve this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-1058.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-0244.html

Solution :

Update the affected busybox and / or busybox-anaconda packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 25140 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-1058