OpenSSH < 5.8p2 Information Disclosure Vulnerability

medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 701163


The remote SSH server may be affected by an information disclosure vulnerability.


The version of OpenSSH running on the remote host is prior to version 5.8p2 and is affected by a vulnerability that will execute ssh-rand-helper with unintended open file descriptors on certain platforms, which allows local users to obtain sensitive key information via the ptrace system call.


Upgrade to OpenSSH 5.8p2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 701163

Family: SSH

Published: 8/21/2019

Updated: 8/21/2019

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.6

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

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:openbsd:openssh

Patch Publication Date: 11/21/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/21/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-4327

BID: 65674