Scientific Linux Security Update : openssh on SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

high Nessus Plugin ID 60467


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


These packages fix a low severity flaw in the way ssh handles X11 cookies when creating X11 forwarding connections. When ssh was unable to create untrusted cookie, ssh used a trusted cookie instead, possibly allowing the administrative user of a untrusted remote server, or untrusted application run on the remote server, to gain unintended access to a users local X server. (CVE-2007-4752)

To address concerns about these, and past openssh packages, we have done an intensive review of the source rpm's of these, and past openssh packages. Our conclusion is that these, and past packages have NOT been compromised. Either at the source level, or the compiled binary level.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60467

File Name: sl_20080822_openssh_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/1/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.3


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

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: 8/22/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4752

CWE: 20