The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:
OpenSSH 3.0.1 and earlier with UseLogin enabled does not properly cleanse critical environment variables such as LD_PRELOAD, which allows local users to gain root privileges.
Red Hat security errata
|Red Hat Linux 7.0||RHSA-2001:161||December 05, 2001|
|Red Hat Linux 7.1||RHSA-2001:161||December 05, 2001|
|Red Hat Linux 7.2||RHSA-2001:161||December 05, 2001|
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