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The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

sshd in OpenSSH before 4.2, when GSSAPIDelegateCredentials is enabled, allows GSSAPI credentials to be delegated to clients who log in using non-GSSAPI methods, which could cause those credentials to be exposed to untrusted users or hosts.

Find out more about CVE-2005-2798 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue does not affect Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 and 3. This flaw was fixed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 via errata RHSA-2005:527:

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (openssh) RHSA-2005:527 2005-10-05