Scientific Linux Security Update : openssh on SL4.x i386/x86_64

Low Nessus Plugin ID 60168


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


OpenSSH stores hostnames, IP addresses, and keys in plaintext in the known_hosts file. A local attacker that has already compromised a user's SSH account could use this information to generate a list of additional targets that are likely to have the same password or key.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 60168

File Name: sl_20070501_openssh_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 1.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/05/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2666

CWE: 255