Openwall GNU/*/Linux Information for VU#333628

OpenSSH contains buffer management errors

Status

Affected

Vendor Statement

The OpenSSH package in Openwall GNU/*/Linux did contain the buffer / memory management errors. As of 2003/09/17, we have included the fixes from OpenSSH 3.7.1 as well as 4 additional fixes to other such real or potential errors based on an exhaustive review of the OpenSSH source code for uses of *realloc() functions. At this time, it is uncertain whether and which of these bugs are exploitable. If exploits are possible, due to privilege separation, the worst direct impact should be limited to arbitrary code execution under the sshd pseudo-user account restricted within the chroot jail /var/empty, or under the logged in user account

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor References

None

Addendum

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