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CVE-2006-5794 Detail


Unspecified vulnerability in the sshd Privilege Separation Monitor in OpenSSH before 4.5 causes weaker verification that authentication has been successful, which might allow attackers to bypass authentication. NOTE: as of 20061108, it is believed that this issue is only exploitable by leveraging vulnerabilities in the unprivileged process, which are not known to exist.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  11/08/2006

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CVE Dictionary Entry:
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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.5 HIGH
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides user account access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (09/24/2009)

This issue did not affect Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1. This issue was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4 via . Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source SGI 20061201-01-P External Source REDHAT RHSA-2006:0738 External Source SECTRACK 1017183 External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2006:204 External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2006:026 External Source OPENPKG OpenPKG-SA-2006.032 External Source CONFIRM External Source BUGTRAQ 20061109 rPSA-2006-0207-1 openssh openssh-client openssh-server Patch External Source BID 20956 External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-4399 External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-4400 External Source XF openssh-separation-verificaton-weakness(30120) External Source CONFIRM External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11840

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Technical Details

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Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
cpe:2.3:a:openbsd:openssh:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*    versions up to (including) 4.4

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