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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-1657

OpenSSH 4.4 up to versions before 4.9 allows remote authenticated users to bypass the sshd_config ForceCommand directive by modifying the .ssh/rc session file.
Publish Date : 2008-04-02 Last Update Date : 2018-10-11
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Single system (The vulnerability requires an attacker to be logged into the system (such as at a command line or via a desktop session or web interface).)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Bypass a restriction or similar
CWE ID 264

- Vendor Statements

Not vulnerable. These issues did not affect the versions of OpenSSH as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, or 5.
Source: Redhat

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
USN-649-1 -- openssh vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:17752 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-1657

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Openbsd Openssh 4.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Openbsd Openssh 4.4p1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Openbsd Openssh 4.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Openbsd Openssh 4.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Openbsd Openssh 4.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Openbsd Openssh 4.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Openbsd Openssh 6

- References For CVE-2008-1657 CONFIRM
VUPEN ADV-2008-2584
XF openssh-forcecommand-command-execution(41549)
VUPEN ADV-2008-2396
VUPEN ADV-2008-1624
CERT TA08-260A
VUPEN ADV-2008-1035
BUGTRAQ 20080404 rPSA-2008-0139-1 gnome-ssh-askpass openssh openssh-client openssh-server
BID 28531 OpenSSH ForceCommand Command Execution Weakness Release Date:2008-10-02
OPENBSD [4.3] 001: SECURITY FIX: March 30, 2008
SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:009
APPLE APPLE-SA-2008-09-15

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-1657

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit for more information)

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