(RHSA-2003:280) openssh security update

2003-09-16T04:00:00
ID RHSA-2003:280
Type redhat
Reporter RedHat
Modified 2018-03-14T19:26:05

Description

OpenSSH is a suite of network connectivity tools that can be used to establish encrypted connections between systems on a network and can provide interactive login sessions and port forwarding, among other functions.

The OpenSSH team has announced a bug which affects the OpenSSH buffer handling code. This bug has the potential of being remotely exploitable. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2003-0693 to this issue.

All users of OpenSSH should immediately apply this update which contains a backported fix for this issue.