[USN-6335-1] BusyBox vulnerabilities
Camila Camargo de Matos
camila.camargodematos at canonical.com
Mon Sep 4 12:43:15 UTC 2023
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6335-1
September 04, 2023
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)
Several security issues were fixed in BusyBox.
- busybox: Tiny utilities for small and embedded systems
It was discovered that BusyBox incorrectly handled certain malformed gzip
archives. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a
specially crafted gzip archive, a remote attacker could use this issue to
cause BusyBox to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or execute
arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
It was discovered that BusyBox did not properly validate user input when
performing certain arithmetic operations. If a user or automated system
were tricked into processing a specially crafted file, an attacker could
possibly use this issue to cause BusyBox to crash, resulting in a denial
of service, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2022-48174)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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