Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.04 / 7.10 : openssh vulnerabilities (USN-649-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that the ForceCommand directive could be bypassed.
If a local user created a malicious ~/.ssh/rc file, they could execute
arbitrary commands as their user id. This only affected Ubuntu 7.10.

USN-355-1 fixed vulnerabilities in OpenSSH. It was discovered that the
fixes for this issue were incomplete. A remote attacker could attempt
multiple logins, filling all available connection slots, leading to a
denial of service. This only affected Ubuntu 6.06 and 7.04.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36855 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-5051