Flaw bug created to hold information about an old flaw we knew something about. For more details see the MITRE CVE description.
BusyBox 1.1.1 does not use a salt when generating passwords, which makes it easier for local users to guess passwords from a stolen password file using techniques such as rainbow tables.
Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug:
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw. More information regarding issue severity can be found here:
This issue does not affect Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 or 3.