SSH Secure Shell without PTY setsid() Function Privilege Escalation

This script is Copyright (C) 2002-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote SSH server is affected by a privilege escalation

Description :

According to its banner, the version of SSH Secure Shell running on
the remote host is between 2.0.13 and 3.2.1. There is a bug in such
versions that may allow a non-interactive shell session, such as used
in scripts, to obtain higher privileges due to a flaw in the way
setsid() is used.

See also :

Solution :

Upgrade to SSH Secure Shell 3.1.5 / 3.2.2 or later.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.1
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.2
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Misc.

Nessus Plugin ID: 11169 ()

Bugtraq ID: 6247

CVE ID: CVE-2002-1644

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