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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   BusyBox Vendors:
BusyBox Netlink Messages Can Be Spoofed By Local Users
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1010272
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 25 2004
Impact:   Modification of system information

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in BusyBox. A local user may be able to spoof certain messages.

SuSE reported in an advisory (SuSE-SA:2004:012; pertaining to a different vulnerability in a different product) that BusyBox does not properly handle netlink sockets. A local user can reportedly spoof netlink messages to the BusyBox process.

Impact:   A local user can reportedly spoof netlink messages to the BusyBox process.
Solution:   No upstream solution was available at the time of this entry.

[Editor's note: SuSE reported that a fixed version for SuSE Linux is available from the SuSE FTP servers. However, SuSE has not yet issued an advisory for this flaw.]

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Authentication error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Date:  Mon, 17 May 2004 15:10:14 -0400
Subject:  busybox


 > - busybox
 >   Busybox does not handle netlink sockets correctly, which allows
 >   local attackers to spoof netlink messages to the busybox process
 >   New packages are available on our FTP servers.


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