RHEL 6 : busybox (RHSA-2023:5178)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 181520


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


The remote Redhat Enterprise Linux 6 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the RHSA-2023:5178 advisory.

- There is a stack overflow vulnerability in ash.c:6030 in busybox before 1.35. In the environment of Internet of Vehicles, this vulnerability can be executed from command to arbitrary code execution.

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


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 181520

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2023-5178.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/18/2023

Updated: 9/18/2023

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-48174


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:rhel_els:6, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:busybox, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:busybox-petitboot

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/18/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/22/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-48174

CWE: 787

RHSA: 2023:5178