Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : openssh vulnerability (USN-597-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2015 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Timo Juhani Lindfors discovered that the OpenSSH client, when port
forwarding was requested, would listen on any available address
family. A local attacker could exploit this flaw on systems with IPv6
enabled to hijack connections, including X11 forwards.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 31784 ()

Bugtraq ID: 28444

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1483