SUSE SLES12 Security Update : busybox (SUSE-SU-2022:4253-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 168240

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Synopsis

The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

The remote SUSE Linux SLES12 / SLES_SAP12 host has a package installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the SUSE-SU-2022:4253-1 advisory.

- Directory traversal vulnerability in the BusyBox implementation of tar before 1.22.0 v5 allows remote attackers to point to files outside the current working directory via a symlink. (CVE-2011-5325)

- The add_probe function in modutils/modprobe.c in BusyBox before 1.23.0 allows local users to bypass intended restrictions on loading kernel modules via a / (slash) character in a module name, as demonstrated by an ifconfig /usbserial up command or a mount -t /snd_pcm none / command.
(CVE-2014-9645)

- huft_build in archival/libarchive/decompress_gunzip.c in BusyBox before 1.27.2 misuses a pointer, causing segfaults and an application crash during an unzip operation on a specially crafted ZIP file.
(CVE-2015-9261)

- Integer overflow in the DHCP client (udhcpc) in BusyBox before 1.25.0 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a malformed RFC1035-encoded domain name, which triggers an out-of-bounds heap write. (CVE-2016-2147)

- Heap-based buffer overflow in the DHCP client (udhcpc) in BusyBox before 1.25.0 allows remote attackers to have unspecified impact via vectors involving OPTION_6RD parsing. (CVE-2016-2148)

- The recv_and_process_client_pkt function in networking/ntpd.c in busybox allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU and bandwidth consumption) via a forged NTP packet, which triggers a communication loop. (CVE-2016-6301)

- The get_next_block function in archival/libarchive/decompress_bunzip2.c in BusyBox 1.27.2 has an Integer Overflow that may lead to a write access violation. (CVE-2017-15873)

- archival/libarchive/decompress_unlzma.c in BusyBox 1.27.2 has an Integer Underflow that leads to a read access violation. (CVE-2017-15874)

- In the add_match function in libbb/lineedit.c in BusyBox through 1.27.2, the tab autocomplete feature of the shell, used to get a list of filenames in a directory, does not sanitize filenames and results in executing any escape sequence in the terminal. This could potentially result in code execution, arbitrary file writes, or other attacks. (CVE-2017-16544)

- Busybox contains a Missing SSL certificate validation vulnerability in The busybox wget applet that can result in arbitrary code execution. This attack appear to be exploitable via Simply download any file over HTTPS using busybox wget https://compromised-domain.com/important-file. (CVE-2018-1000500)

- BusyBox project BusyBox wget version prior to commit 8e2174e9bd836e53c8b9c6e00d1bc6e2a718686e contains a Buffer Overflow vulnerability in Busybox wget that can result in heap buffer overflow. This attack appear to be exploitable via network connectivity. This vulnerability appears to have been fixed in after commit 8e2174e9bd836e53c8b9c6e00d1bc6e2a718686e. (CVE-2018-1000517)

- An issue was discovered in BusyBox before 1.30.0. An out of bounds read in udhcp components (consumed by the DHCP server, client, and relay) allows a remote attacker to leak sensitive information from the stack by sending a crafted DHCP message. This is related to verification in udhcp_get_option() in networking/udhcp/common.c that 4-byte options are indeed 4 bytes. (CVE-2018-20679)

- An issue was discovered in BusyBox through 1.30.0. An out of bounds read in udhcp components (consumed by the DHCP client, server, and/or relay) might allow a remote attacker to leak sensitive information from the stack by sending a crafted DHCP message. This is related to assurance of a 4-byte length when decoding DHCP_SUBNET. NOTE: this issue exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2018-20679. (CVE-2019-5747)

- 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)

- A NULL pointer dereference in Busybox's man applet leads to denial of service when a section name is supplied but no page argument is given (CVE-2021-42373)

- An out-of-bounds heap read in Busybox's unlzma applet leads to information leak and denial of service when crafted LZMA-compressed input is decompressed. This can be triggered by any applet/format that (CVE-2021-42374)

- An incorrect handling of a special element in Busybox's ash applet leads to denial of service when processing a crafted shell command, due to the shell mistaking specific characters for reserved characters. This may be used for DoS under rare conditions of filtered command input. (CVE-2021-42375)

- A NULL pointer dereference in Busybox's hush applet leads to denial of service when processing a crafted shell command, due to missing validation after a \x03 delimiter character. This may be used for DoS under very rare conditions of filtered command input. (CVE-2021-42376)

- An attacker-controlled pointer free in Busybox's hush applet leads to denial of service and possible code execution when processing a crafted shell command, due to the shell mishandling the &&& string. This may be used for remote code execution under rare conditions of filtered command input. (CVE-2021-42377)

- A use-after-free in Busybox's awk applet leads to denial of service and possibly code execution when processing a crafted awk pattern in the getvar_i function (CVE-2021-42378)

- A use-after-free in Busybox's awk applet leads to denial of service and possibly code execution when processing a crafted awk pattern in the next_input_file function (CVE-2021-42379)

- A use-after-free in Busybox's awk applet leads to denial of service and possibly code execution when processing a crafted awk pattern in the clrvar function (CVE-2021-42380)

- A use-after-free in Busybox's awk applet leads to denial of service and possibly code execution when processing a crafted awk pattern in the hash_init function (CVE-2021-42381)

- A use-after-free in Busybox's awk applet leads to denial of service and possibly code execution when processing a crafted awk pattern in the getvar_s function (CVE-2021-42382)

- A use-after-free in Busybox's awk applet leads to denial of service and possibly code execution when processing a crafted awk pattern in the evaluate function (CVE-2021-42383, CVE-2021-42385)

- A use-after-free in Busybox's awk applet leads to denial of service and possibly code execution when processing a crafted awk pattern in the handle_special function (CVE-2021-42384)

- A use-after-free in Busybox's awk applet leads to denial of service and possibly code execution when processing a crafted awk pattern in the nvalloc function (CVE-2021-42386)

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

Solution

Update the affected busybox package.

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/914660

https://bugzilla.suse.com/951562

https://bugzilla.suse.com/970662

https://bugzilla.suse.com/970663

https://bugzilla.suse.com/991940

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1029961

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1064976

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1064978

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1069412

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1099260

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1099263

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1102912

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1121426

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1121428

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1184522

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1191514

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1192869

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2011-5325

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-9645

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-9261

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-2147

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-2148

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-6301

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-15873

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-15874

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-16544

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2018-1000500

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2018-1000517

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2018-20679

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2019-5747

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-28831

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-42373

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-42374

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-42375

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-42376

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-42377

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-42378

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-42379

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-42380

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-42381

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-42382

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-42383

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-42384

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-42385

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-42386

http://www.nessus.org/u?968619af

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 168240

File Name: suse_SU-2022-4253-1.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/29/2022

Updated: 7/14/2023

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-1000517

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-42377

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:busybox

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/28/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/27/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-5325, CVE-2014-9645, CVE-2015-9261, CVE-2016-2147, CVE-2016-2148, CVE-2016-6301, CVE-2017-15873, CVE-2017-15874, CVE-2017-16544, CVE-2018-1000500, CVE-2018-1000517, CVE-2018-20679, CVE-2019-5747, CVE-2021-28831, CVE-2021-42373, CVE-2021-42374, CVE-2021-42375, CVE-2021-42376, CVE-2021-42377, CVE-2021-42378, CVE-2021-42379, CVE-2021-42380, CVE-2021-42381, CVE-2021-42382, CVE-2021-42383, CVE-2021-42384, CVE-2021-42385, CVE-2021-42386

SuSE: SUSE-SU-2022:4253-1