Bug 146881

Summary: CAN-2004-0175 malicious ssh server can cause scp to write to arbitrary files
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 Reporter: Tomas Mraz <tmraz>
Component: opensshAssignee: Tomas Mraz <tmraz>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Brian Brock <bbrock>
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Version: 2.1CC: bressers, kzak, mjc, nalin
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Description Tomas Mraz 2005-02-02 14:46:28 UTC
*** This bug has been split off bug 120147 for RHEL2.1***

------- Original comment by Mark J. Cox (Security Response Team) on 2004.04.06
08:28 -------

Back in 2000 it was reported that a malicious ssh server could cause
scp to write to arbitrary files outside of the current directory. 
See:    
http://cert.uni-stuttgart.de/archive/bugtraq/2000/09/msg00499.html

This is a valid behaviour of the rcp protocol.

The issue was rediscovered in Mar 2004 and discussed amongst OSS
vendors, with Markus Friedl from OpenBSD writing a proposed patch for
this issue but warned that it needed a lot of testing:
        
http://www.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/cvsweb/src/usr.bin/ssh/scp.c.diff?r1=1.113&r2=1.114

Comment 1 Tomas Mraz 2005-05-27 06:35:15 UTC
*** Bug 158915 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 2 Josh Bressers 2005-06-02 14:31:30 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-481.html