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180 Days



This vulnerability is 15 years 4 months and 5 days old and there are presently no exploits available for the it. The vulnerability itself is over a year old, and while there are presently no publicly known exploits available for it, the vulnerability should be patched within the next three months.



The remote SSH service is affected by various memory bugs.


Vulnerability Description

According to its banner, the remote SSH server is running a version of OpenSSH older than 3.7.1. Such versions are vulnerable to a flaw in the buffer management functions that might allow an attacker to execute arbitrary commands on this host.

An exploit for this issue is rumored to exist but has not yet been seen in the wild.

Note that several distributions patched this hole without changing the version number of OpenSSH. Since us solely relied on the banner of the remote SSH server to perform this check, this might be a false positive.

If you are running a RedHat host, make sure that the command:

  rpm -q openssh-server


  openssh-server-3.1p1-13 (RedHat 7.x)   openssh-server-3.4p1-7  (RedHat 8.0)   openssh-server-3.5p1-11 (RedHat 9)



Upgrade to OpenSSH 3.7.1 or later.


Further Information


CVE References

CVE-2003-0682 NIST | MITRE | CVEDetails
CVE-2003-0693 NIST | MITRE | CVEDetails
CVE-2003-0695 NIST | MITRE | CVEDetails
CVE-2004-2760 NIST | MITRE | CVEDetails


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