Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 146881
CAN-2004-0175 malicious ssh server can cause scp to write to arbitrary files
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:06:54 EST
*** This bug has been split off bug 120147 for RHEL2.1***
------- Original comment by Mark J. Cox (Security Response Team) on 2004.04.06
Back in 2000 it was reported that a malicious ssh server could cause
scp to write to arbitrary files outside of the current directory.
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:
*** Bug 158915 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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
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