Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : busybox (MDVSA-2012:129-1)

This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

Multiple vulnerabilities was found and corrected in busybox :

The decompress function in ncompress allows remote attackers to cause
a denial of service (crash), and possibly execute arbitrary code, via
crafted data that leads to a buffer underflow (CVE-2006-1168).

A missing DHCP option checking / sanitization flaw was reported for
multiple DHCP clients. This flaw may allow DHCP server to trick DHCP
clients to set e.g. system hostname to a specially crafted value
containing shell special characters. Various scripts assume that
hostname is trusted, which may lead to code execution when hostname is
specially crafted (CVE-2011-2716).

Additionally for Mandriva Enterprise Server 5 various problems in the
ka-deploy and uClibc packages was discovered and fixed with this
advisory.

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.

Update :

The wrong set of packages was sent out with the MDVSA-2012:129
advisory that lacked the fix for CVE-2006-1168. This advisory provides
the correct packages.

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61978 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-1168
CVE-2011-2716

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