Slackware 8.1 / 9.0 / current : OpenSSH updated again (SSA:2003-260-01)

High Nessus Plugin ID 18727


The remote Slackware host is missing a security update.


Upgraded OpenSSH 3.7.1p1 packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0 and -current. These fix additional buffer management errors that were not corrected in the recent 3.7p1 release. The possibility exists that these errors could allow a remote exploit, so we recommend all sites running OpenSSH upgrade to the new OpenSSH package immediately.


Update the affected openssh package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 18727

File Name: Slackware_SSA_2003-260-01.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/13

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:slackware:slackware_linux:openssh, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux:8.1, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux:9.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Slackware/release, Host/Slackware/packages

Patch Publication Date: 2003/09/17

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2003/09/16

Reference Information

OSVDB: 2557

SSA: 2003-260-01