Bug 457832 - (CVE-2004-2760) CVE-2004-2760 openssh information disclosure
CVE-2004-2760 openssh information disclosure
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=C...
impact=low,source=cve,reported=200808...
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Reported: 2008-08-04 16:29 EDT by Red Hat Product Security
Modified: 2010-11-26 14:27 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-11-26 14:27:06 EST
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Description Red Hat Product Security 2008-08-04 16:29:50 EDT
sshd in OpenSSH 3.5p1, when PermitRootLogin is disabled, immediately
closes the TCP connection after a root login attempt with the correct
password, but leaves the connection open after an attempt with an
incorrect password, which makes it easier for remote attackers to
guess the password by observing the connection state, a different
vulnerability than CVE-2003-0190.  NOTE: it could be argued that in
most environments, this does not cross privilege boundaries without
requiring leverage of a separate vulnerability.
Comment 1 Vincent Danen 2010-11-26 14:27:06 EST
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The risks associated with fixing this bug are greater than the low severity security risk. We therefore currently have no plans to fix this flaw in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 which is in maintenance mode.

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