GLSA-201311-19 : rssh: Access restriction bypass

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 71121


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201311-19 (rssh: Access restriction bypass)

Multiple command line parsing and validation vulnerabilities have been discovered in rssh. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

Multiple parsing and validation vulnerabilities can cause the restrictions set up by rssh to be bypassed.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All rssh users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-shells/rssh-2.3.4'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 71121

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201311-19.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/11/29

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.4

Temporal Score: 3.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:rssh, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/11/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2252, CVE-2012-3478

BID: 53430, 56708

OSVDB: 84735, 87926

GLSA: 201311-19