Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : openssh (MDKSA-2007:236)

High Nessus Plugin ID 29233


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A flaw in OpenSSH prior to 4.7 prevented ssh from properly handling when an untrusted cookie could not be created and used a trusted X11 cookie instead, which could allow attackers to violate intended policy and gain privileges by causing an X client to be treated as trusted.

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 29233

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2007-236.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.18 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/12/07

Modified: 2015/03/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:openssh, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:openssh-askpass, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:openssh-askpass-common, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:openssh-askpass-gnome, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:openssh-clients, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:openssh-server, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/12/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4752

BID: 25628

MDKSA: 2007:236

CWE: 20