Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 187386
CVE-2006-1058 BusyBox passwd command fails to generate password with salt
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:28 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 issue also affects FC4
This bug is fixed in devel version - busybox-1.1.1-1, fc5 - busybox-1.01-3.fc5
and fc4 - busybox-1.00-5.fc4.