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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2016 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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 31784 ()

Bugtraq ID: 28444

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1483