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Dropbear SSH server format string vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks remote SSH server type and version

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

It is possible to execute arbitrary code on the remote host.

Description :

The remote host is runnning Dropbear SSH.

There is a format string vulnerability in all versions of the Dropbear SSH
server up to and including version 0.34. A possible hacker may use this flaw to
execute arbitrary code on the remote host.

Solution :

Upgrade to the latest version of the Dropbear SSH server.

Network Security Threat Level:

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10
(AV:R/AC:L/Au:NR/C:C/A:C/I:C/B:N)

Networks Security ID: 8439

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003-2006 Tenable Network Security

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