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Fedora Core 4 2005-860: openssh Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the openssh package
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory FEDORA-2005-860 (openssh).
OpenSSH is OpenBSD's SSH (Secure SHell) protocol implementation. SSH
replaces rlogin and rsh, to provide secure encrypted communications
between two untrusted hosts over an insecure network. X11 connections
and arbitrary TCP/IP ports can also be forwarded over the secure
channel. Public key authentication may be used for 'passwordless'
access to servers.
This package includes the core files necessary for both the OpenSSH
client and server. To make this package useful, you should also
install openssh-clients, openssh-server, or both.
This security update fixes CVE-2005-2797 and CVE-2005-2798
and resolves a problem with X forwarding binding only on
IPv6 address on certain circumstances.
As it is an upgrade to a newer upstream release there is a
small change in interoperability with ssh clients older than
3.5p1 if they are configured so they insist on compression.
If interoperability with such clients is required, the
'Compression' option must be set to 'yes'.
Solution : Get the newest Fedora Updates
Threat Level: High
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