pam_ssh Login Prompt Remote Username Enumeration

This script is Copyright (C) 2009-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote host is running a SSH server with an information
disclosure vulnerability.

Description :

The remote host is running a SSH server that responds differently to
login attempts depending on whether or not a valid username is
given. This is likely due to a vulnerable version of pam_ssh.
Other products may be affected as well.

A remote attacker could use this to enumerate valid usernames,
which could be used to mount further attacks.

See also :

Solution :

Contact the vendor for a fix.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.1
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Misc.

Nessus Plugin ID: 38197 ()

Bugtraq ID: 34333

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1273

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