openSUSE 10 Security Update : openssh (openssh-4579)

This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

This update fixes a bug in ssh's cookie handling code. It does not
properly handle the situation when an untrusted cookie cannot be
created and uses a trusted X11 cookie instead. This allows attackers
to violate the intended policy and gain privileges by causing an X
client to be treated as trusted. (CVE-2007-4752) Additionally this
update fixes a bug introduced with the last security update for
openssh. When the SSH daemon wrote to stderr (for instance, to warn
about the presence of a deprecated option like
PAMAuthenticationViaKbdInt in its configuration file), SIGALRM was
blocked for SSH sessions. This resulted in problems with processes
which rely on SIGALRM, such as ntpdate.

Solution :

Update the affected openssh packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27589 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-4752

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