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  • Patch Lady – 31 days of Paranoia – Day 18

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        Susan Bradley
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        Today we’re taking a break from our normal paranoia to discuss a recent vulnerability.  The headlines imply that a guest user can gain admin rights vi
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      • #225601 Reply

        Well yes, RID hijacking is a privilege escalation attack, where a non-admin can gain admin rights. That is indeed quite different from being authenticate straight to admin.

        However, lots of organizations have users with access levels other than “none” and “admin”, and that’s where RID hijacking becomes a problem.

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        rc primak

        Libssh sounds like Linux terminology to me. Is this a Linux vulnerability, a Windows vulnerability, or both?

        -- rc primak

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          If the defective libssh is used in a Linux server role, yes. I do not know if Microsoft used any of the libssh code.

        • #225688 Reply

          There might exist Windows programs which are using the indicated defective libssh.

      • #225698 Reply

        The libssh, while disturbing, isn’t quite as bad as it appears at first glance.

        Sites like github were not vulnerable because they didn’t use the affected libraries.  Distros which use libssh2, such as RHEL6 and RHEL7, are not affected.

        Should you check your systems?  Absolutely, and patch them if you happen to be running a vulnerable version.

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