GLSA-201612-04 : BusyBox: Multiple vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 95519


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201612-04 (BusyBox: Multiple vulnerabilities)

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

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, or cause a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time. However, on Gentoo, the remote code execution vulnerability can be avoided if you don’t use BusyBox’s udhcpc or build the package without the “ipv6” USE flag enabled.


All BusyBox users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-apps/busybox-1.24.2'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 95519

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201612-04.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/12/05

Modified: 2017/02/21

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


Base Score: 9.8

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/12/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2147, CVE-2016-2148

GLSA: 201612-04