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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2007:0244

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2007:0244.

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.

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

Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

Risk factor : Medium

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2006-1058
BugTraq ID: 17330
XForce ISS Database: busybox-passwd-weak-security(25569)
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