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The remote host has an application that is affected by DNS
lookup bypass vulnerability.
According to its banner, the remote host appears to be running
OpenSSH-portable version 3.6.1 or older.
There is a flaw in such version that could allow an attacker to
bypass the access controls set by the administrator of this server.
OpenSSH features a mechanism that can restrict the list of
hosts a given user can log from by specifying a pattern
in the user key file (ie: *.mynetwork.com would let a user
connect only from the local network).
However there is a flaw in the way OpenSSH does reverse DNS lookups.
If an attacker configures a DNS server to send a numeric IP address
when a reverse lookup is performed, this mechanism could be
Upgrade to OpenSSH 3.6.2 or later.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
Public Exploit Available : true
Nessus Plugin ID: 11712 ()
Bugtraq ID: 7831
CVE ID: CVE-2003-0386
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