Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : openssh (MDVSA-2008:078)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 36879


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


OpenSSH allows local users to hijack forwarded X connections by causing ssh to set DISPLAY to :10, even when another process is listening on the associated port.

The updated packages have been patched to prevent this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 36879

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-078.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2015/03/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 6

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

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, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0

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: 2008/03/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1483

BID: 28444

MDVSA: 2008:078

CWE: 264