OpenSSH Legacy Certificate Signing Information Disclosure

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 51920


Remote attackers may be able to access sensitive information.


According to the banner, OpenSSH 5.6 or 5.7 is running on the remote host. These versions contain an information disclosure vulnerability.
This vulnerability may cause the contents of the stack to be copied into an SSH certificate, which is visible to a remote attacker. This information may lead to further attacks.


Upgrade to OpenSSH 5.8 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 51920

File Name: openssh_58.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 2011/02/09

Modified: 2016/12/07

Dependencies: 10267

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:openbsd:openssh

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/02/04

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/02/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0539

BID: 46155

OSVDB: 70873

Secunia: 43181