FreeBSD : SSH.COM SFTP server -- format string vulnerability (594ad3c5-a39b-11da-926c-0800209adf0e)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 21431


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


SSH Communications Security Corp reports a format string vulnerability in their SFTP server. This vulnerability could cause a user with SCP/SFTP access only to get permission to execute also other commands.
It could also allow user A to create a special file that when accessed by user B allows user A to execute commands as user B.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 21431

File Name: freebsd_pkg_594ad3c5a39b11da926c0800209adf0e.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/05/13

Modified: 2013/06/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ssh2, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ssh2-nox11, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/03/04

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/02/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-0705

BID: 16640

Secunia: 18828