FreeBSD : rssh -- format string vulnerability (1f826757-26be-11d9-ad2d-0050fc56d258)

High Nessus Plugin ID 37369


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


There is a format string bug in rssh that enables an attacker to execute arbitrary code from an account configured to use rssh. On FreeBSD it is only possible to compromise the rssh running account, not root.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 37369

File Name: freebsd_pkg_1f82675726be11d9ad2d0050fc56d258.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2013/06/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:rssh, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2004/10/25

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/10/23