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Vulnerability Assessment Details

OpenSSH AFS/Kerberos ticket/token passing

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for the remote SSH version

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

You are running a version of OpenSSH older than OpenSSH 3.2.1

A buffer overflow exists in the daemon if AFS is enabled on
your system, or if the options KerberosTgtPassing or
AFSTokenPassing are enabled. Even in this scenario, the
vulnerability may be avoided by enabling UsePrivilegeSeparation.

Versions prior to 2.9.9 are vulnerable to a remote root
exploit. Versions prior to 3.2.1 are vulnerable to a local
root exploit.

Solution :
Upgrade to the latest version of OpenSSH

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 4560

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2002 Thomas Reinke

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