GLSA-200410-28 : rssh: Format string vulnerability

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200410-28
(rssh: Format string vulnerability)

Florian Schilhabel from the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team found a
format string vulnerability in rssh syslogging of failed commands.

Impact :

Using a malicious command, it may be possible for a remote
authenticated user to execute arbitrary code on the target machine with
user rights, effectively bypassing any restriction of rssh.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.pizzashack.org/rssh/security.shtml
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200410-28.xml

Solution :

All rssh users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-shells/rssh-2.2.2'

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 15580 (gentoo_GLSA-200410-28.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-1628