Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : openssh (MDKSA-2006:204)
High Nessus Plugin ID 24589
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA vulnerability in the privilege separation functionality in OpenSSH was discovered, caused by an incorrect checking for bad signatures in sshd's privsep monitor. As a result, the monitor and the unprivileged process can get out sync. The OpenSSH team indicated that this bug is not known to be exploitable in the abence of additional vulnerabilities.
Updated packages have been patched to correct this issue, and Mandriva Linux 2007 has received the latest version of OpenSSH.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.