Descriptionrssh 2.0.0 through 2.2.3 allows local users to bypass access restrictions and gain root privileges by using the rssh_chroot_helper command to chroot to an external directory.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severityhigh
Debian Bugs344395, 344424

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
rssh (PTS)jessie2.3.4-4fixed
jessie (security)2.3.4-4+deb8u3fixed
stretch (security), stretch2.3.4-5+deb9u4fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
rsshsource(unstable)2.3.0-1344395, 344424


Update was introduced through s-p-u, not a DSA

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