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[GLSA-200410-28] rssh: Format string vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
rssh: Format string vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200410-28
(rssh: Format string vulnerability)


Florian Schilhabel from the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team found a format
string vulnerability in rssh syslogging of failed commands.

Impact

Using a malicious command, it may be possible for a remote authenticated
user to execute arbitrary code on the target machine with user rights,
effectively bypassing any restriction of rssh.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://www.pizzashack.org/rssh/security.shtml


Solution:
All rssh users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-shells/rssh-2.2.2"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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