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rssh & scponly -- arbitrary command execution


Jason Wies identified both rssh & scponly have a vulnerability that allows arbitrary command execution. He reports:

The problem is compounded when you recognize that the main use of rssh and scponly is to allow file transfers, which in turn allows a malicious user to transfer and execute entire custom scripts on the remote machine.



portaudit: rssh & scponly -- arbitrary command execution

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