SuSE Live CD SSH allows unauthorized access

livecd-ssh-gain-access (16084) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


SUSE Linux Live CD could allow a remote attacker to gain unauthorized access to the system. Live CD can be used to boot a system from the CD-ROM. Live CD fails to set a password for the root login. A remote attacker could login using SSH (Secure Shell) to gain unauthorized root access to the vulnerable system.


Gain Access


No remedy available as of September 4, 2010.


  • BugTraq Mailing List, Thu May 06 2004 - 15:56:22 CDT: SUSE Security Announcement: Live CD 9.1 (SuSE-SA:2004:011).
  • BID-10297: SuSE LINUX 9.1 Personal Edition Live CD-ROM SSH Server Default Account Vulnerability
  • CVE-2004-2004: The Live CD in SUSE LINUX 9.1 Personal edition is configured without a password for root, which allows remote attackers to gain privileges via SSH.
  • OSVDB ID: 16978: SUSE Linux Live CD root Account Default Null Password

Platforms Affected:

  • SuSE SuSE Linux Live CD 9.1


May 06, 2004

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