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The SSH server running on the remote host has a privilege escalation
According to its banner, the version of OpenSSH running on the remote
host may have a privilege escalation vulnerability. OpenSSH on Red
Hat Enterprise Linux 5, Fedora 11, and possibly other platforms use an
insecure implementation of the 'ChrootDirectory' configuration
setting, which could allow privilege escalation. Upstream OpenSSH is
The fix for this issue does not change the version in the OpenSSH
banner, so this may be a false positive.
See also :
Apply the appropriate patch listed in Red Hat security advisory
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : true
Nessus Plugin ID: 17706 ()
Bugtraq ID: 36552
CVE ID: CVE-2009-2904
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