SuSE 10 Security Update : OpenSSH (ZYPP Patch Number 2257)

High Nessus Plugin ID 29539


The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.


The OpenSSH release 4.5 contains a security fix which has been backported to the openssh versions in our old products.

- Incorrect return argument checking in the privilege separation monitor was fixed. In case of an exploitable unprivileged helper this could have been used to elevate privileges. (CVE-2006-5794)


Apply ZYPP patch number 2257.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 29539

File Name: suse_openssh-2257.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/12/13

Modified: 2012/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/11/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-5794