Re: Strange SSHD Behaviour

From: Vox (
Date: 09/12/02

To: "focus-linux" <>
From: Vox <>
Date: 12 Sep 2002 09:20:02 -0500

"Naseer Bhatti" <> writes:

> Thanks for the support all guys. Someone mentioned in a post here that one
> can generate own *scanned* message. That's the message which occurs in the
> syslog? SCANSSH produces log files such as these. What I am thinking here
> (might be wrong) If you can inject your own message in syslog, can't it be
> something like you can inject some shellcode into it which can give you
> access to the box? If this can be done ... you think what I think ?
> :)

  I *think* somebody mentioned thisg in bugtraq when this ssh scanner
  first showed up last year...and the conclusion was that syslogd is
  smart enough to see the difference between a message and code....but
  I'm not 100% sure who said it and based on what :) You may want to
  check the bugtraq archives, tho :)


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