RHEL 2.1 : openssh (RHSA-2003:280)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 12421


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated OpenSSH packages are now available that fix bugs that may be remotely exploitable.

[Updated 17 Sep 2003] Updated packages are now available to fix additional buffer manipulation problems which were fixed in OpenSSH 3.7.1. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2003-0695 to these additional issues.

We have also included fixes from Solar Designer for some additional memory bugs. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2003-0682 to these issues.

OpenSSH is a suite of network connectivity tools that can be used to establish encrypted connections between systems on a network and can provide interactive login sessions and port forwarding, among other functions.

The OpenSSH team has announced a bug which affects the OpenSSH buffer handling code. This bug has the potential of being remotely exploitable. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2003-0693 to this issue.

All users of OpenSSH should immediately apply this update which contains a backported fix for this issue.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 12421

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2003-280.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/07/06

Modified: 2017/08/15

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:ND/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:openssh, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:openssh-askpass, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:openssh-askpass-gnome, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:openssh-clients, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:openssh-server, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:2.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2003/09/17

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2003/09/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0682, CVE-2003-0693, CVE-2003-0695

OSVDB: 2557, 3456, 6601

RHSA: 2003:280