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<glsa id="200410-28">
<title>rssh: Format string vulnerability</title>
rssh is vulnerable to a format string vulnerability that allows arbitrary
execution of code with the rights of the connected user, thereby bypassing
rssh restrictions.
<product type="ebuild">rssh</product>
<announced>October 27, 2004</announced>
<revised>May 22, 2006: 02</revised>
<package name="app-shells/rssh" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">2.2.2</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">2.2.2</vulnerable>
rssh is a restricted shell, allowing only a few commands like scp or
sftp. It is often used as a complement to OpenSSH to provide limited
access to users.
Florian Schilhabel from the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team found a
format string vulnerability in rssh syslogging of failed commands.
<impact type="high">
Using a malicious command, it may be possible for a remote
authenticated user to execute arbitrary code on the target machine with
user rights, effectively bypassing any restriction of rssh.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All rssh users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=app-shells/rssh-2.2.2&quot;</code>
<uri link="">rssh security announcement</uri>
<uri link="">CVE-2004-1628</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Mon, 25 Oct 2004 13:31:44 +0000">
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Mon, 25 Oct 2004 13:31:54 +0000">
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Tue, 26 Oct 2004 13:24:10 +0000">