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Vulnerability Assessment Details

OpenSSH UseLogin Environment Variables

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for the remote SSH version

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

You are running a version of OpenSSH which is older than 3.0.2.

Versions prior than 3.0.2 are vulnerable to an environment variables
export that can permit a local user to execute command with root
rights. This problem affect only versions prior than 3.0.2, and
when the UseLogin feature is enabled (usually disabled by default)

Solution : Upgrade to OpenSSH 3.0.2 or apply the patch for prior
versions. (Available at: ftp://ftp.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/OpenSSH)

Network Security Threat Level: High (If UseLogin is enabled, and locally)

Networks Security ID: 3614

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is copyright (C) 2001 by EMAZE Networks S.p.A.

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