Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in BusyBox, allowing context dependent attackers to load arbitrary kernel modules, execute arbitrary files, or cause a Denial of Service condition.
|Package||sys-apps/busybox on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 1.23.1|
|Unaffected versions||>= 1.23.1|
BusyBox is set of tools for embedded systems and is a replacement for GNU Coreutils.
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in BusyBox. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
A context-dependent attacker can load kernel modules without privileges by nullifying enforced module prefixes. Execution of arbitrary files or a Denial of Service can be caused through the included vulnerable LZO library.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All BusyBox users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-apps/busybox-1.23.1"