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OpenSSH Public Key Authentication Vulnerability

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OpenSSH Public Key Authentication Vulnerability

Severity
10
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
12/31/2001
Created
07/25/2018
Added
11/01/2004
Modified
12/05/2012

Description

OpenSSH v2.3.1, if set up to only allow public-key based authentication, allows a remote attacker to log in without a valid corresponding private key. It is possible to attain any priviledge level with this vulnerability, even root. Note that this vulnerability exists only in v2.3.1.

Solution(s)

  • openbsd-openssh-upgrade-latest

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