This script is Copyright (C) 2011-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote SSH service is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.
According to its banner, the remote host is running a version of
OpenSSH prior to 4.5. Versions before 4.5 are affected by the
following vulnerabilities :
- A client-side NULL pointer dereference, caused by a
protocol error from a malicious server, which could
cause the client to crash. (CVE-2006-4925)
- A privilege separation vulnerability exists, which could
allow attackers to bypass authentication. The
vulnerability is caused by a design error between
privileged processes and their child processes. Note
that this particular issue is only exploitable when
other vulnerabilities are present. (CVE-2006-5794)
- An attacker that connects to the service before it has
finished creating keys could force the keys to be
recreated. This could result in a denial of service for
any processes that relies on a trust relationship with
the server. Note that this particular issue only affects
the Apple implementation of OpenSSH on Mac OS X.
See also :
Upgrade to OpenSSH 4.5 or later.
For Mac OS X 10.3, apply Security Update 2007-003.
For Mac OS X 10.4, upgrade to 10.4.9.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.5
Public Exploit Available : false