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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2001-1459

OpenSSH 2.9 and earlier does not initiate a Pluggable Authentication Module (PAM) session if commands are executed with no pty, which allows local users to bypass resource limits (rlimits) set in pam.d.
Publish Date : 2001-06-19 Last Update Date : 2017-07-11
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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 Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute CodeBypass a restriction or similar
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Products Affected By CVE-2001-1459

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Openbsd Openssh 2.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Openbsd Openssh 2.1.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Openbsd Openssh 2.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Openbsd Openssh 2.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Openbsd Openssh 2.5 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Openbsd Openssh 2.5.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Openbsd Openssh 2.5.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Openbsd Openssh 2.9 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Openbsd Openssh 8

- References For CVE-2001-1459
BID 2917 OpenSSH PAM Session Evasion Vulnerability Release Date:2001-06-19
XF openssh-rsh-bypass-pam(6757)
BUGTRAQ 20010619 pam session
CERT-VN VU#797027

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2001-1459

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