Scientific Linux Security Update : openssh on SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

A Red Hat specific patch used in the openssh packages as shipped in
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 (RHSA-2009:1287) loosened certain
ownership requirements for directories used as arguments for the
ChrootDirectory configuration options. A malicious user that also has
or previously had non-chroot shell access to a system could possibly
use this flaw to escalate their privileges and run commands as any
system user. (CVE-2009-2904)

After installing this update, the OpenSSH server daemon (sshd) will be
restarted automatically.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?f41bbc21

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)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60671 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-2904