CVE-2009-2904

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2009-09-30
Bugzilla:
522141: CVE-2009-2904 openssh: possible privilege escalation when using ChrootDirectory setting

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

A certain Red Hat modification to the ChrootDirectory feature in OpenSSH 4.8, as used in sshd in OpenSSH 4.3 in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.4 and Fedora 11, allows local users to gain privileges via hard links to setuid programs that use configuration files within the chroot directory, related to requirements for directory ownership.

Find out more about CVE-2009-2904 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 6.2
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (openssh) RHSA-2009:1470 2009-09-30

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