Public Date:
1618027: CVE-2006-1058 security flaw

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

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.

Find out more about CVE-2006-1058 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


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.

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (busybox) RHSA-2007:0244 2007-05-01
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