Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : openssh (MDKSA-2003:090-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 14072


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A 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.

Update :

The OpenSSH developers discovered more, similar, problems and revised the patch to correct these issues. These new packages have the latest patch fix applied.


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 14072

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2003-090.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.21 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:openssh, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:openssh-askpass, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:openssh-askpass-gnome, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:openssh-clients, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:openssh-server, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.2, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2003/09/17

Reference Information

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

CERT-CC: CA-2003-24

CERT: 333628

MDKSA: 2003:090-1