GLSA-200710-14 : DenyHosts: Denial of Service

This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200710-14
(DenyHosts: Denial of Service)

Daniel B. Cid discovered that DenyHosts used an incomplete regular
expression to parse failed login attempts, a different issue than GLSA

Impact :

A remote unauthenticated attacker can add arbitrary hosts into the
blacklist, including the 'all' keyword, by submitting specially crafted
version identification strings to the SSH server banner. An attacker
may use this to prevent legitimate users from accessing a host

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All DenyHosts users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-admin/denyhosts-2.6-r1'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27049 (gentoo_GLSA-200710-14.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-4323

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