FreeBSD : FreeBSD -- pam_ssh improperly grants access when user account has unencrypted SSH private keys (eda151d8-4638-11e1-9f47-00e0815b8da8)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The OpenSSL library call used to decrypt private keys ignores the
passphrase argument if the key is not encrypted. Because the pam_ssh
module only checks whether the passphrase provided by the user is
null, users with unencrypted SSH private keys may successfully
authenticate themselves by providing a dummy passphrase.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.2
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 57741 ()

Bugtraq ID: 51183


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