OpenSSH < 3.4p1 scp Traversal Arbitrary File Overwrite

medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 701170


A file transfer client on the remote host could be abused to overwrite arbitrary files.


According to its banner, the version of OpenSSH running on the remote host is earlier than version 3.4p1. Such versions contain an arbitrary file overwrite vulnerability that could allow a malicious SSH server to cause the supplied scp utility to write to arbitrary files outside of the current directory.


Upgrade to OpenSSH version 3.4p1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 701170

Family: SSH

Published: 8/21/2019

Updated: 8/21/2019

Nessus ID: 17701

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:openbsd:openssh

Patch Publication Date: 4/1/2004

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/6/2004

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0175

BID: 9986