GLSA-200412-01 : rssh, scponly: Unrestricted command execution

High Nessus Plugin ID 15903


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200412-01 (rssh, scponly: Unrestricted command execution)

Jason Wies discovered that when receiving an authorized command from an authorized user, rssh and scponly do not filter command-line options that can be used to execute any command on the target host.
Impact :

Using a malicious command, it is possible for a remote authenticated user to execute any command (or upload and execute any file) on the target machine with user rights, effectively bypassing any restriction of scponly or rssh.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All scponly users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/scponly-4.0' All rssh users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-shells/rssh/rssh-2.2.3'

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 15903

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200412-01.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/12/04

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:rssh, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:scponly, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2004/12/03

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/12/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-1161, CVE-2004-1162

OSVDB: 12182, 12183

GLSA: 200412-01