SSH < 3.0.1 Locked Account Remote Authentication Bypass
Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1983
SynopsisThe remote host is vulnerable to a flaw which allows for the bypassing of authentication.
DescriptionThe remote host is running SSH 3.0.0. There is a vulnerability in this release which allows any user to log into accounts that have passwords of two characters long or less. An attacker may gain root privileges using this flaw.
SolutionUpgrade to SSH 3.0.1 or higher.