OpenBSD Portable OpenSSH < 4.4.p1 GSSAPI Authentication Overflow

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3754


The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.


The remote host is running a version of OpenSSH that is vulnerable to a flaw in the way that it handles GSSAPI authentication. If the SSH server is configured to utilize GSSAPI authentication then the host may be compromised by a remote attacker with access to the SSH port (typically 22). Successful exploitation would result in remote code execution.


Upgrade to version 4.4.p1 or higher.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 3754

File Name: 3754.prm

Family: SSH

Published: 2006/09/28

Modified: 2016/11/23

Dependencies: 1997, 3059

Nessus ID: 22466

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 8.3

Temporal Score: 6.1

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

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


Base Score: 8.7

Temporal Score: 7.5


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:openbsd:openssh

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-4924, CVE-2006-5051, CVE-2006-5052

BID: 20216, 20241, 20245

OSVDB: 29152, 29264, 29266