FreeSSHD Key Exchange Buffer Overflow

Published: 2008-08-22 14:09:14
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:

Detection Type:
Remote Vulnerability

A vulnerable version of FreeSSHd is installed on the remote host.

The version installed does not validate key exchange strings send by a SSH client. This results in a buffer overflow and possible a compromise of the host if the client is sending a long key exchange string. Note : At this point the FreeSSHD Service is reported down. You should start it manually again.

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Upgrade to the latest release. See the references for more information.

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

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