Dropbear SSH Server Format String (deprecated)

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1993


The remote host is vulnerable to a 'format string' flaw


The remote host is running a version of the Dropbear SSH server that is vulnerable to a format string attack. An attacker may use this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the SSH server.


Upgrade or patch according to vendor recommendations.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 1993

File Name: 1993.prm

Family: SSH

Published: 2004/08/20

Modified: 2016/01/15

Dependencies: 1967, 3059

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High