openSUSE 10 Security Update : openssh (openssh-5149)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 31843


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


A flaw in the X forwarding code of openssh allowed malicious users to steal the X access credentials of other users (CVE-2008-1483).

Due to another flaw users could bypass the option 'ForceCommand' (CVE-2008-1657).


Update the affected openssh packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 31843

File Name: suse_openssh-5149.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/04/11

Modified: 2014/06/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:openssh, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:openssh-askpass, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:10.2, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:10.3

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/04/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1483, CVE-2008-1657

CWE: 264