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VMSA-2019-0013: VMware ESXi 'busybox' command injection vulnerability (CVE-2017-16544)

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VMSA-2019-0013: VMware ESXi 'busybox' command injection vulnerability (CVE-2017-16544)

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
11/20/2017
Created
09/24/2019
Added
09/23/2019
Modified
09/23/2019

Description

In the add_match function in libbb/lineedit.c in BusyBox through 1.27.2, the tab autocomplete feature of the shell, used to get a list of filenames in a directory, does not sanitize filenames and results in executing any escape sequence in the terminal. This could potentially result in code execution, arbitrary file writes, or other attacks.

Solution(s)

  • vmware-esxi60-upgrade-14513180
  • vmware-esxi65-upgrade-13932383
  • vmware-esxi67-upgrade-13004448

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