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If through a vulnerability assessment, a network security issue is detected for the vulnerability below, applying the appropriate security patches in a timely matter is very important. If you have detected that your system has already been compromised, following CERT's Network Security recovery document will assist with recommended steps for system recovery.
Vulnerability Assessment Details
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
These remote packages are missing security patches :
Tomas Mraz discovered a shell code injection flaw in scp. When doing
local-to-local or remote-to-remote copying, scp expanded shell escape
characters. By tricking an user into using scp on a specially crafted
file name (which could also be caught by using an innocuous wild card
like '*'), a possible hacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary shell
commands with the privilege of that user.
Please be aware that scp is not designed to operate securely on
untrusted file names, since it needs to stay compatible with rcp.
Please use sftp for automated systems and potentially untrusted file
Upgrade to :
- openssh-client-4.1p1-7ubuntu4.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)
- openssh-server-4.1p1-7ubuntu4.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)
- ssh-4.1p1-7ubuntu4.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)
- ssh-askpass-gnome-4.1p1-7ubuntu4.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)
Network Security Threat Level: High
Networks Security ID:
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2005 Michel Arboi
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