Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 187385
CVE-2006-1058 BusyBox passwd command fails to generate password with salt
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:24 EST
BusyBox passwd command fails to generate password with salt
The BusyBox passwd command does not use a proper salt when generating
passwords. This would create an instance where a brute force attack
could take very little time.
We don't do this during install, this issue should have very minimal
impact. This issue is also mitigated by the fact that it's only an
issue if an attacker has a copy of the shadow file.
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release. Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products. This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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