FreeBSD : OpenSSH -- PermitRootLogin may allow password connections with 'without-password' (27fed73e-484f-11e5-825f-c80aa9043978)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.

Description :

OpenSSH 7.0 contained a logic error in PermitRootLogin=
prohibit-password/without-password that could, depending on
compile-time configuration, permit password authentication to root
while preventing other forms of authentication. This problem was
reported by Mantas Mikulenas.

See also :

http://www.openssh.com/txt/release-7.1
http://www.nessus.org/u?dca92577

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

High

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 85593 ()

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