Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 158915
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 was initially created as a clone of Bug #120147 +++
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:
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 146881 ***