CVE Database


Impact: Important
Public: 2006-09-28
Bugzilla: 208347: CVE-2006-5051 unsafe GSSAPI signal handler
IAVA: 2012-A-0136


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Signal handler race condition in OpenSSH before 4.4 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash), and possibly execute arbitrary code if GSSAPI authentication is enabled, via unspecified vectors that lead to a double-free.

Find out more about CVE-2006-5051 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.


Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.

Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 2.1 (openssh) RHSA-2006:0698 September 29, 2006
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (openssh) RHSA-2006:0697 September 29, 2006
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (openssh) RHSA-2006:0697 September 29, 2006

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