FreeBSD : rssh -- privilege escalation vulnerability (e34d0c2e-9efb-11da-b410-000e0c2e438a)

High Nessus Plugin ID 21525


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


Pizzashack reports :

Max Vozeler has reported a problem whereby rssh can allow users who have shell access to systems where rssh is installed (and rssh_chroot_helper is installed SUID) to gain root access to the system, due to the ability to chroot to arbitrary locations. There are a lot of potentially mitigating factors, but to be safe you should upgrade immediately.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 21525

File Name: freebsd_pkg_e34d0c2e9efb11dab410000e0c2e438a.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/05/13

Modified: 2013/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:rssh, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/02/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/12/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3345

BID: 16050