SuSE9 Security Update : OpenSSH (YOU Patch Number 11931)

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Synopsis :

The remote SuSE 9 host is missing a security-related patch.

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.

See also :

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2007-4752.html

Solution :

Apply YOU patch number 11931.

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: 41158 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-4752

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