Debian Security Advisory
DLA-2614-1 busybox -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 01 Apr 2021
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 986217.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2021-28831.
- More information:
The gunzip decompressor of Busybox, tiny utilities for small and embedded systems, mishandled the error bit on the huft_build result pointer, with a resultant invalid free or segmentation fault, via malformed gzip data.
For Debian 9 stretch, this problem has been fixed in version 1:1.22.0-19+deb9u2.
We recommend that you upgrade your busybox packages.
For the detailed security status of busybox please refer to its security tracker page at: https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/busybox
Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS