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CVE-2008-1657 Detail

Current Description

OpenSSH 4.4 up to versions before 4.9 allows remote authenticated users to bypass the sshd_config ForceCommand directive by modifying the .ssh/rc session file.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  04/02/2008      View Analysis Description

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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (04/03/2008)

Not vulnerable. These issues did not affect the versions of OpenSSH as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, or 5.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source NETBSD NetBSD-SA2008-005 External Source MISC External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2008-09-15 External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:009 External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM External Source GENTOO GLSA-200804-03 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:098 Patch External Source OPENBSD [4.3] 001: SECURITY FIX: March 30, 2008 Vendor Advisory External Source CONFIRM External Source BUGTRAQ 20080404 rPSA-2008-0139-1 gnome-ssh-askpass openssh openssh-client openssh-server Patch External Source BID 28531 External Source SECTRACK 1019733 External Source UBUNTU USN-649-1 US Government Resource External Source CERT TA08-260A Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-1035 Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-1624 Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-2396 Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-2584 External Source XF openssh-forcecommand-command-execution(41549) External Source CONFIRM

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)

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