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OpenSSH < 3.0.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities

High

Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to a flaw that allows for the bypassing of authentication.

Description

The remote host is running a version of OpenSSH that is older than 3.0.1. Versions older than 3.0.1 are vulnerable to a flaw in which an attacker may authenticate, provided that Kerberos V support has been enabled (which is not the case by default). It is also vulnerable to an excessive memory clearing bug, believed to be unexploitable.

Note: PVS has solely relied on the banner of the SSH client to perform this check. Any backported patches or workarounds such as recompiling or edited configurations are not observable through the banner.

*** You may ignore this warning if this host is not using Kerberos V

Solution

Upgrade to OpenSSH 3.0.1 or higher.