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Vulnerability Score 5.0 5.0
CVE Id CVE-2008-2285
Last Modified 05 Sep 2008 05:40:00
Published 18 May 2008 10:20:00
Confidentiality Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Integrity Impact NONE NONE
Availability Impact NONE NONE
Access Vector NETWORK
Access Complexity LOW
Authentication NONE



The ssh-vulnkey tool on Ubuntu Linux 7.04, 7.10, and 8.04 LTS does not recognize authorized_keys lines that contain options, which makes it easier for remote attackers to exploit CVE-2008-0166 by guessing a key that was not identified by this tool.

Vulnerable Systems


  • Ubuntu Linux 7.04

  • Ubuntu Linux 7.10

  • Ubuntu Linux 8.04


UBUNTU - USN-612-5

XF - sshvulnkey-authorizedkeys-weak-security(42568)

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:47:48