OpenSSH S/KEY Authentication Account Enumeration

This script is Copyright (C) 2011-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote host is affected by an information disclosure

Description :

When OpenSSH has S/KEY authentication enabled, it is possible to
remotely determine if an account configured for S/KEY authentication

Note that Nessus has not attempted to exploit the issue but has
instead only checked if OpenSSH is running on the remote host. As a
result, it will not detect if the remote host has implemented a

See also :

Solution :

A patch currently does not exist for this issue. As a workaround,
either set 'ChallengeResponseAuthentication' in the OpenSSH config to
'no' or use a version of OpenSSH without S/KEY support compiled in.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.8
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Misc.

Nessus Plugin ID: 17704 ()

Bugtraq ID: 23601

CVE ID: CVE-2007-2243