GLSA-202212-06 : OpenSSH: Multiple Vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 169409


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-202212-06 (OpenSSH: Multiple Vulnerabilities)

- ** DISPUTED ** scp in OpenSSH through 8.3p1 allows command injection in the scp.c toremote function, as demonstrated by backtick characters in the destination argument. NOTE: the vendor reportedly has stated that they intentionally omit validation of anomalous argument transfers because that could stand a great chance of breaking existing workflows. (CVE-2020-15778)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


All OpenSSH users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose >=net-misc/openssh-9.1_p1

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 169409

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-202212-06.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Published: 12/28/2022

Updated: 9/11/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-15778


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:openssh, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/28/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/24/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-15778