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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2004 5:23 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200410-28 ] rssh: Format string vulnerability Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: rssh: Format string vulnerability (GLSA 200410-28)
Severity: high
Exploitable: remote
Date: October 27, 2004
Updated: May 22, 2006
Bug(s): #66988
ID: 200410-28

Synopsis

rssh is vulnerable to a format string vulnerability that allows arbitrary execution of code with the rights of the connected user, thereby bypassing rssh restrictions.

Background

rssh is a restricted shell, allowing only a few commands like scp or sftp. It is often used as a complement to OpenSSH to provide limited access to users.

Affected Packages

Package: app-shells/rssh
Vulnerable: < 2.2.2
Unaffected: >= 2.2.2
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Florian Schilhabel from the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team found a format string vulnerability in rssh syslogging of failed commands.

Impact

Using a malicious command, it may be possible for a remote authenticated user to execute arbitrary code on the target machine with user rights, effectively bypassing any restriction of rssh.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All rssh users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-shells/rssh-2.2.2"


References

rssh security announcement
CVE-2004-1628


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