[ GLSA 201803-12 ] BusyBox: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 201803-12
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Severity: Normal
Title: BusyBox: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: March 26, 2018
Bugs: #563756, #635392, #638258
ID: 201803-12

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in BusyBox, the worst of which
could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

Background
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BusyBox is a set of tools for embedded systems and is a replacement for
GNU Coreutils.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 sys-apps/busybox =3D 1.28.0=20

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

Impact
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A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the process, cause a Denial of Service condition, or have
other unspecified impacts.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All BusyBox users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge –sync
# emerge –ask –oneshot –verbose “>=3Dsys-apps/busybox-1.28.0″

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2017-15873
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-15873
[ 2 ] CVE-2017-15874
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-15874
[ 3 ] CVE-2017-16544
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-16544

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201803-12

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users’ machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2018 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons – Attribution / Share Alike license.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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