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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2009:1470
The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2009:1470.

OpenSSH is OpenBSD's SSH (Secure Shell) protocol implementation. These
packages include the core files necessary for both the OpenSSH client and

A Red Hat specific patch used in the openssh packages as shipped in Red
Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 (RHSA-2009:1287) loosened certain ownership
requirements for directories used as arguments for the ChrootDirectory
configuration options. A malicious user that also has or previously had
non-chroot shell access to a system could possibly use this flaw to
escalate their privileges and run commands as any system user.

All OpenSSH users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to resolve this issue. After installing this
update, the OpenSSH server daemon (sshd) will be restarted automatically.

Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

CVSS Score:

CVSS Vector:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2009-2904
BugTraq ID: 36552
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2009:1470
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