GLSA-201503-13 : BusyBox: Multiple vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 82314


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201503-13 (BusyBox: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in BusyBox. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

A context-dependent attacker can load kernel modules without privileges by nullifying enforced module prefixes. Execution of arbitrary files or a Denial of Service can be caused through the included vulnerable LZO library.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All BusyBox users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-apps/busybox-1.23.1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 82314

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201503-13.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Published: 3/30/2015

Updated: 1/11/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:busybox, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/29/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/12/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-4607, CVE-2014-9645

BID: 68213, 72324

GLSA: 201503-13