SSH < 3.1.5 / 3.2.2 setsid() Privilege Escalation

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1969

Synopsis

The remote host may allow users to escalate privileges.

Description

The remote host is running a version of the SSH server which is older than version 3.1.5 or 3.2.2. There is a vulnerability in this version which may allow a user to obtain higher privileges due to a flaw in the way setsid() is used.

Solution

Upgrade to version 3.1.5, 3.2.2 or higher.

See Also

http://www.ssh.com/company/newsroom/article/286

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 1969

File Name: 1969.prm

Family: SSH

Published: 2004/08/20

Modified: 2016/02/05

Dependencies: 3059

Nessus ID: 11169

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSSv2

Base Score: 7.1

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 7.1

Vector: CVSS3#AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-1644

BID: 6247