OpenSSH < 2.9.9 / 2.9p2 Symbolic Link 'cookies' File Removal

low Nessus Plugin ID 44071


Local attackers may be able to delete arbitrary files.


According to the banner, OpenSSH earlier than 2.9.9 / 2.9p2 is running on the remote host. Such versions contain an arbitrary file deletion vulnerability. Due to insecure handling of temporary files, a local attacker can cause sshd to delete any file it can access named 'cookies'.


Upgrade to OpenSSH 2.9.9 / 2.9p2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 44071

File Name: openssh_29p2.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 10/4/2011

Updated: 11/15/2018

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 3.3

Temporal Score: 2.4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:openbsd:openssh

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/26/2001

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/4/2001

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2001-0529

BID: 2825