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Vulnerability Assessment Details

SSH setsid() vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for the remote SSH version

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

You are running a version of SSH which is older than version 3.1.5 or 3.2.2.

There is a bug in that version which may permit a user to obtain higher
rights due to a flaw in the way setsid() is used.


Solution : Upgrade to the latest version of SSH
See also : http://www.ssh.com/company/newsroom/article/286/
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 6247

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2002 Renaud Deraison

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