The auth_via_key function in pam_ssh.c in pam_ssh before 1.92, when the allow_blank_passphrase option is disabled, allows remote attackers to bypass authentication restrictions and use private encryption keys requiring a blank passphrase by entering a non-blank passphrase.
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
Impact Subscore: 4.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification
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