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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Portable SSH OpenSSH < 3.7.1p2

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for the remote SSH version

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

You are running OpenSSH 3.7p1 or 3.7.1p1.

These versions are vulnerable to a flaw in the way they handle PAM
authentication and may permit a possible hacker to gain a shell on this host.

*** Note that Nessus did not detect whether PAM is being enabled
*** in the remote sshd or not, so this might be a false positive.


Solution : Upgrade to OpenSSH 3.7.1p2 or disable PAM support in sshd_config
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 8677

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003-2007 Tenable Network Security

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