OpenSSH With OpenPAM DoS

This script is Copyright (C) 2011 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The SSH server running on the remote host has a denial of service

Description :

According to its banner, the version of OpenSSH running on the remote
host is affected by a remote denial of service vulnerability. When
used with OpenPAM, OpenSSH does not properly handle when a forked
child process ends during PAM authentication. This could allow a
remote attacker to cause a denial of service by connecting several
times to the SSH server, waiting for the password prompt and then

See also :

Solution :

Upgrade to OpenSSH 3.8.1p1 or later.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Denial of Service

Nessus Plugin ID: 44073 ()

Bugtraq ID: 16892

CVE ID: CVE-2006-0883