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USN-3935-1: BusyBox vulnerabilities


Severity

Medium

Vendor

Canonical Ubuntu

Versions Affected
  • Canonical Ubuntu 14.04
  • Canonical Ubuntu 16.04
  • Canonical Ubuntu 18.04
Description

Tyler Hicks discovered that BusyBox incorrectly handled symlinks inside tar archives. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted tar archive, a remote attacker could overwrite arbitrary files outside of the current directory. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2011-5325)

Mathias Krause discovered that BusyBox incorrectly handled kernel module loading restrictions. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to bypass intended restrictions. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. (CVE-2014-9645)

It was discovered that BusyBox incorrectly handled certain ZIP archives. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted ZIP archive, a remote attacker could cause BusyBox to crash, leading to a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2015-9261)

Nico Golde discovered that the BusyBox DHCP client incorrectly handled certain malformed domain names. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause the DHCP client to crash, leading to a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2016-2147)

Nico Golde discovered that the BusyBox DHCP client incorrectly handled certain 6RD options. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause the DHCP client to crash, leading to a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2016-2148)

It was discovered that BusyBox incorrectly handled certain bzip2 archives. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted bzip2 archive, a remote attacker could cause BusyBox to crash, leading to a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2017-15873)

It was discovered that BusyBox incorrectly handled tab completion. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2017-16544)

It was discovered that the BusyBox wget utility incorrectly handled certain responses. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause BusyBox to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-1000517)

It was discovered that the BusyBox DHCP utilities incorrectly handled certain memory operations. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to access sensitive information. (CVE-2018-20679, CVE-2019-5747)

CVEs contained in this USN include: CVE-2011-5325, CVE-2014-9645, CVE-2015-9261, CVE-2016-2147, CVE-2016-2148, CVE-2017-15873, CVE-2017-16544, CVE-2018-1000517, CVE-2018-20679, CVE-2019-5747

Affected Pivotal Products and Versions

Severity is medium unless otherwise noted.

  • Vulnerable Cloud Foundry components individually listed here.
  • Pivotal Operations Manager versions:
    • 2.5.x versions prior to 2.5.2
    • 2.4.x versions prior to 2.4.8
    • 2.3.x versions prior to 2.3.16
  • Pivotal Platform Automation versions:
    • All versions prior to v1.0.0-beta.1
Mitigation

Users of affected versions should apply the following mitigation:

  • The Cloud Foundry security team recommends upgrading BOSH to the affected OSS components listed here if applicable.
  • Upgrade Pivotal products that use earlier versions of CF components to new Pivotal releases using new versions linked above. On the Pivotal Network product page for each release, check the Depends On section and/or Release Notes for this information.
  • Releases that have fixed this issue include:
    • Pivotal Operations Manager: 2.5.2, 2.4.8, 2.3.16
    • Pivotal Platform Automation: v1.0.0-beta.1
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