OPIE w/ OpenSSH Account Enumeration

medium Nessus Plugin ID 17705
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The remote host is susceptible to an information disclosure attack.


When using OPIE for PAM and OpenSSH, it is possible for remote attackers to determine the existence of certain user accounts.

Note that Nessus has not tried to exploit the issue, but rather only checked if OpenSSH is running on the remote host. As a result, it does not detect if the remote host actually has OPIE for PAM installed.


A patch currently does not exist for this issue. As a workaround, ensure that OPIE for PAM is not installed.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 17705

File Name: openssh_opie.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 11/18/2011

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: ssh_detect.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:openbsd:openssh:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Required KB Items: Settings/PCI_DSS

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/21/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2768