Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : openssh vulnerability (USN-566-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 29922
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionJan Pechanec discovered that ssh would forward trusted X11 cookies when untrusted cookie generation failed. This could lead to unintended privileges being forwarded to a remote host.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.