Bug 187386 - CVE-2006-1058 BusyBox passwd command fails to generate password with salt
Summary: CVE-2006-1058 BusyBox passwd command fails to generate password with salt
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: busybox
Version: 5
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
low
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ivana Varekova
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Keywords: Security
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Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2006-03-30 17:34 UTC by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-05-04 14:48:24 UTC


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Description Josh Bressers 2006-03-30 17:34:42 UTC
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.

http://bugs.busybox.net/view.php?id=604
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

Comment 1 Ivana Varekova 2006-05-04 14:48:24 UTC
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.


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