BusyBox: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201312-02

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in BusyBox, allowing remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service condition.

Affected Packages

sys-apps/busybox on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.21.0
Unaffected versions >= 1.21.0

Background

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

Description

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

Impact

A remote attacker could send a specially crafted DHCP request to possibly execute arbitrary code or cause Denial of Service.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All BusyBox users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-apps/busybox-1.21.0"
 

References

Release Date
December 03, 2013

Latest Revision
December 03, 2013: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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