CVSS 3.1 Score 6.5 of 10 (medium)


Published Dec 18, 2023
Updated: Mar 13, 2024


CVE-2023-51385 is a vulnerability affecting ssh in OpenSSH before version 9.6. It is classified as CWE-78, which refers to the improper neutralization of special elements used in an OS command (OS command injection). This vulnerability can be exploited if a user name or host name contains shell metacharacters and is referenced by an expansion token in certain situations. The vulnerability has a base severity rating of MEDIUM and a base score of 6.5 according to NVD@NIST.GOV. It does not require any privileges or user interaction to exploit, and the attack vector is through the network. The potential impact includes low integrity and confidentiality impacts, with an availability impact of NONE. The affected products include various versions of OpenSSH and other related software. To remediate this vulnerability, it is recommended to update to OpenSSH version 9.6 or later.

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