GLSA-201607-08 : Dropbear: Privilege escalation
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 92478
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201607-08 (Dropbear: Privilege escalation)
A CRLF injection vulnerability in Dropbear SSH allows remote authenticated users to bypass intended shell-command restrictions via crafted X11 forwarding data.
A remote authenticated user could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Dropbear users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/dropbear-2016.73'