Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : busybox (MDVSA-2012:129-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 61978
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionMultiple 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.
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.
SolutionUpdate the affected busybox and / or busybox-static packages.