GLSA-201607-08 : Dropbear: Privilege escalation

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 92478


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


The 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.
Impact :

A remote authenticated user could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Dropbear users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/dropbear-2016.73'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 92478

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201607-08.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/07/21

Modified: 2016/10/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.5

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


Base Score: 6.4

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:N

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/07/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-3116

GLSA: 201607-08