GLSA-201803-12 : BusyBox: Multiple vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 108627


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201803-12 (BusyBox: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in BusyBox. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, cause a Denial of Service condition, or have other unspecified impacts.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All BusyBox users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-apps/busybox-1.28.0'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 108627

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201803-12.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Published: 3/27/2018

Updated: 9/4/2018

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:busybox, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 3/26/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-15873, CVE-2017-15874, CVE-2017-16544

GLSA: 201803-12