ZDNet Australia: SSH Security Glitch Exposes Networks, Patch Re-released
Sep 17, 2003, 20:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Patrick Gray)
"A critical security flaw in SSH has been revealed that
threatens servers worldwide.
"SSH is a widely used encrypted remote management shell for
Unix, Linux and BSD platforms. Experts say attackers have been
exploiting the vulnerability to gain access to systems illegally
"What started as quiet mumblings and rumours turned into
screaming warnings yesterday as the security community slowly
learned of the threat. Chief hacking officer of US-based eEye
Digital Security told ZDNet Australia by phone the vulnerability
should be taken very seriously. 'It's pretty close to a skeleton
key to most networks,' he said..."