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[GLSA-200512-13] Dropbear: Privilege escalation Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Dropbear: Privilege escalation
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200512-13
(Dropbear: Privilege escalation)
Under certain conditions Dropbear could fail to allocate a
sufficient amount of memory, possibly resulting in a buffer overflow.
By sending specially crafted data to the server, authenticated
users could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code with
the permissions of the SSH server user, which is the root user by
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Dropbear users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/dropbear-0.47"
Threat Level: High
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