RHSA-2007:0244-02 Low: busybox security update
Posted on: 05/01/2007 07:10 PM

A new update is available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Here the announcement:

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Low: busybox security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2007:0244-02
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-0244.html
Issue date: 2007-05-01
Updated on: 2007-05-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Keywords: passwd password salt
CVE Names: CVE-2006-1058
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1. Summary:

Updated busybox packages that fix a security issue are now available.

This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red Hat
Security Response Team.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4 - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64

3. Problem description:

Busybox is a single binary which includes versions of a large number of
system commands, including a shell. This package can be useful for
recovering from certain types of system failures.

BusyBox did not use a salt when generating passwords. This made it
easier for local users to guess passwords from a stolen password file.
(CVE-2006-1058)

All users of busybox are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain a patch to resolve this issue.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied. Use Red Hat
Network to download and update your packages. To launch the Red Hat
Update Agent, use the following command:

up2date

For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the
following Web page for the System Administration or Customization
guide specific to your system:

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

187385 - CVE-2006-1058 BusyBox passwd command fails to generate password with salt

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/busybox-1.00.rc1-7.el4.src.rpm
ea2688de7955de4405bfc008b05378c3 busybox-1.00.rc1-7.el4.src.rpm

i386:
0c75c06c661fa74ae832fcc4a7153ab8 busybox-1.00.rc1-7.el4.i386.rpm
daf7431daa3182f804f1b894dadab07f busybox-anaconda-1.00.rc1-7.el4.i386.rpm
0461ac0f9559603d5d63b3f3caddf5d9 busybox-debuginfo-1.00.rc1-7.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
18a46f64c36e642650a9ebb363b54b0e busybox-1.00.rc1-7.el4.ia64.rpm
3b590129989305b1c24a1de53c7ae08d busybox-anaconda-1.00.rc1-7.el4.ia64.rpm
ba4c2058d9fc7bb310639ede4d89c581 busybox-debuginfo-1.00.rc1-7.el4.ia64.rpm

ppc:
fc6013011a2d944a442901c8a0de1400 busybox-1.00.rc1-7.el4.ppc.rpm
db566bb18a8f8e94867a72ca6b0fcffe busybox-anaconda-1.00.rc1-7.el4.ppc.rpm
c173d1da417e684ecee543c6705839c8 busybox-debuginfo-1.00.rc1-7.el4.ppc.rpm

s390:
11d4fee314ba2cd27668ac83c3578d60 busybox-1.00.rc1-7.el4.s390.rpm
512b3cebe22667f0302529ab275f385e busybox-anaconda-1.00.rc1-7.el4.s390.rpm
0202d2b541d01c7bccfa37bd631700b5 busybox-debuginfo-1.00.rc1-7.el4.s390.rpm

s390x:
411da7f089bd7137bc8e87e16433873b busybox-1.00.rc1-7.el4.s390x.rpm
955f8e60ee02fbf5006990ed3ce8320c busybox-anaconda-1.00.rc1-7.el4.s390x.rpm
c33265d15a9affb07f42563de1748640 busybox-debuginfo-1.00.rc1-7.el4.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
e5a89cfec326d1a3ad4b20c0c2c491b6 busybox-1.00.rc1-7.el4.x86_64.rpm
b43c019639dff4050734fb850aecdd1e busybox-anaconda-1.00.rc1-7.el4.x86_64.rpm
15cfbd33e8f4778569d3dbeb775c8303 busybox-debuginfo-1.00.rc1-7.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/busybox-1.00.rc1-7.el4.src.rpm
ea2688de7955de4405bfc008b05378c3 busybox-1.00.rc1-7.el4.src.rpm

i386:
0c75c06c661fa74ae832fcc4a7153ab8 busybox-1.00.rc1-7.el4.i386.rpm
daf7431daa3182f804f1b894dadab07f busybox-anaconda-1.00.rc1-7.el4.i386.rpm
0461ac0f9559603d5d63b3f3caddf5d9 busybox-debuginfo-1.00.rc1-7.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
e5a89cfec326d1a3ad4b20c0c2c491b6 busybox-1.00.rc1-7.el4.x86_64.rpm
b43c019639dff4050734fb850aecdd1e busybox-anaconda-1.00.rc1-7.el4.x86_64.rpm
15cfbd33e8f4778569d3dbeb775c8303 busybox-debuginfo-1.00.rc1-7.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/busybox-1.00.rc1-7.el4.src.rpm
ea2688de7955de4405bfc008b05378c3 busybox-1.00.rc1-7.el4.src.rpm

i386:
0c75c06c661fa74ae832fcc4a7153ab8 busybox-1.00.rc1-7.el4.i386.rpm
daf7431daa3182f804f1b894dadab07f busybox-anaconda-1.00.rc1-7.el4.i386.rpm
0461ac0f9559603d5d63b3f3caddf5d9 busybox-debuginfo-1.00.rc1-7.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
18a46f64c36e642650a9ebb363b54b0e busybox-1.00.rc1-7.el4.ia64.rpm
3b590129989305b1c24a1de53c7ae08d busybox-anaconda-1.00.rc1-7.el4.ia64.rpm
ba4c2058d9fc7bb310639ede4d89c581 busybox-debuginfo-1.00.rc1-7.el4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
e5a89cfec326d1a3ad4b20c0c2c491b6 busybox-1.00.rc1-7.el4.x86_64.rpm
b43c019639dff4050734fb850aecdd1e busybox-anaconda-1.00.rc1-7.el4.x86_64.rpm
15cfbd33e8f4778569d3dbeb775c8303 busybox-debuginfo-1.00.rc1-7.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/busybox-1.00.rc1-7.el4.src.rpm
ea2688de7955de4405bfc008b05378c3 busybox-1.00.rc1-7.el4.src.rpm

i386:
0c75c06c661fa74ae832fcc4a7153ab8 busybox-1.00.rc1-7.el4.i386.rpm
daf7431daa3182f804f1b894dadab07f busybox-anaconda-1.00.rc1-7.el4.i386.rpm
0461ac0f9559603d5d63b3f3caddf5d9 busybox-debuginfo-1.00.rc1-7.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
18a46f64c36e642650a9ebb363b54b0e busybox-1.00.rc1-7.el4.ia64.rpm
3b590129989305b1c24a1de53c7ae08d busybox-anaconda-1.00.rc1-7.el4.ia64.rpm
ba4c2058d9fc7bb310639ede4d89c581 busybox-debuginfo-1.00.rc1-7.el4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
e5a89cfec326d1a3ad4b20c0c2c491b6 busybox-1.00.rc1-7.el4.x86_64.rpm
b43c019639dff4050734fb850aecdd1e busybox-anaconda-1.00.rc1-7.el4.x86_64.rpm
15cfbd33e8f4778569d3dbeb775c8303 busybox-debuginfo-1.00.rc1-7.el4.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-1058
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#low

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is lt;secalert@redhat.comgt;. More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2007 Red Hat, Inc.
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