Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : openssh (MDKSA-2003:090-1)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 14072
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA buffer management error was discovered in all versions of openssh prior to version 3.7. According to the OpenSSH team's advisory: 'It is uncertain whether this error is potentially exploitable, however, we prefer to see bugs fixed proactively.' There have also been reports of an exploit in the wild.
MandrakeSoft encourages all users to upgrade to these patched openssh packages immediately and to disable sshd until you are able to upgrade if at all possible.
The OpenSSH developers discovered more, similar, problems and revised the patch to correct these issues. These new packages have the latest patch fix applied.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.