OpenSSH < 2.1.1p3 Format String Privilege Escalation

This script is Copyright (C) 2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote OpenSSH server has a format string vulnerability.

Description :

According to the banner, a version of OpenSSH earlier than 2.1.1p3 is
running on the remote host. As such, it is reportedly affected by a
format string vulnerability.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?e4cd6ac9
http://www.nessus.org/u?95e39748

Solution :

Upgrade to OpenSSH 2.1.1p3 or later.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Misc.

Nessus Plugin ID: 17839 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2000-0999