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The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
A Red Hat specific patch used in the openssh packages as shipped in
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 (RHSA-2009:1287) loosened certain
ownership requirements for directories used as arguments for the
ChrootDirectory configuration options. A malicious user that also has
or previously had non-chroot shell access to a system could possibly
use this flaw to escalate their privileges and run commands as any
system user. (CVE-2009-2904)
After installing this update, the OpenSSH server daemon (sshd) will be
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9