regreSSHion: Should We Panic About the New OpenSSH Vulnerability?

What Is the regreSSHion Vulnerability (CVE-2024-6387)?

regreSSHion is a newly discovered vulnerability in OpenSSH that affects glibc-based Linux systems. regreSSHion (CVE-2024-6387) may allow arbitrary code execution with root privileges on systems with default configurations.

Why Is Everyone Worried About the regreSSHion Vulnerability?

Everyone is worried about the regreSSHion vulnerability because OpenSSH is a widely used utility for remote connection to different devices around the world. It implements the SSH (Secure Shell) protocol, which is integrated into most Linux distributions as well as macOS, OpenBSD, and FreeBSD. Furthermore, SSH is integrated into almost every device connected to the internet, from WiFi routers to baby monitors.

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