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OpenSSH Privilege Separation Monitor Weakness

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Release Date:  2006-11-08    Views:  19,655

Secunia Advisory SA22771

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Security Bypass

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

No CVE references.

Description


A weakness has been reported in OpenSSH, which can be exploited by malicious people to bypass certain security restrictions.

The weakness is caused due to an error within the privilege separation monitor, which may weaken the authentication process.

Reportedly, the weakness can only be exploited in combination with other vulnerabilities.

The weakness is reported in version 4.4. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Update to OpenSSH 4.5.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Reported by the vendor.

Original Advisory:
http://www.openssh.org/txt/release-4.5

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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Please provide information about patches, mitigating factors, new versions, exploits, faulty patches, links, and other relevant data by posting comments to this Advisory. You can also send this information to vuln@secunia.com

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