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OpenSSH Client Unauthorized Remote Forwarding Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks for the remote SSH version

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

The remote SSH client does not disable X11 forwarding.

Description :

The remote host is running a version of the OpenSSH client older than or
as old as version 2.3.0.

This version does not properly disable X11 or agent forwarding,
which could allow a malicious SSH server to gain access to the X11
display and sniff X11 events, or gain access to the ssh-agent.

Solution :

Install the newest version of OpenSSH, available at

Threat Level:

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3

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