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

High Nessus Plugin ID 61978


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


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.


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

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 61978

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2012-129.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/09/06

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:busybox, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:busybox-static, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2011

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/08/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-1168, CVE-2011-2716

MDVSA: 2012:129-1