Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.04 / 7.10 : openssh vulnerabilities (USN-649-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that the ForceCommand directive could be bypassed.
If a local user created a malicious ~/.ssh/rc file, they could execute
arbitrary commands as their user id. This only affected Ubuntu 7.10.

USN-355-1 fixed vulnerabilities in OpenSSH. It was discovered that the
fixes for this issue were incomplete. A remote attacker could attempt
multiple logins, filling all available connection slots, leading to a
denial of service. This only affected Ubuntu 6.06 and 7.04.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36855 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-5051

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