FreeBSD : rssh -- arbitrary command execution (65b25acc-e63b-11e1-b81c-001b77d09812)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 61617


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


Derek Martin (rssh maintainer) reports :

Henrik Erkkonen has discovered that, through clever manipulation of environment variables on the ssh command line, it is possible to circumvent rssh. As far as I can tell, there is no way to effect a root compromise, except of course if the root account is the one you're attempting to protect with rssh...


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 61617

File Name: freebsd_pkg_65b25acce63b11e1b81c001b77d09812.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/08/22

Modified: 2013/11/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.8

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

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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/08/22

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/05/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3478

BID: 53430