Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : BusyBox vulnerability (USN-5179-2)

high Nessus Plugin ID 160896

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security update.

Description

The remote Ubuntu 16.04 LTS host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the USN-5179-2 advisory.

- decompress_gunzip.c in BusyBox through 1.32.1 mishandles the error bit on the huft_build result pointer, with a resultant invalid free or segmentation fault, via malformed gzip data. (CVE-2021-28831)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5179-2

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 160896

File Name: ubuntu_USN-5179-2.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/10/2022

Updated: 5/10/2022

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-28831

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04:-:lts, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:busybox, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:busybox-initramfs, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:busybox-static, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:busybox-syslogd, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:udhcpc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:udhcpd

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/10/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/19/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-28831

USN: 5179-2