Ubuntu 7.04 / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS : openssh update (USN-612-5)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2015 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

Matt Zimmerman discovered that entries in ~/.ssh/authorized_keys with
options (such as 'no-port-forwarding' or forced commands) were ignored
by the new ssh-vulnkey tool introduced in OpenSSH (see USN-612-2).
This could cause some compromised keys not to be listed in
ssh-vulnkey's output.

This update also adds more information to ssh-vulnkey's manual page.

A weakness has been discovered in the random number generator used by
OpenSSL on Debian and Ubuntu systems. As a result of this weakness,
certain encryption keys are much more common than they should be, such
that an attacker could guess the key through a brute-force attack
given minimal knowledge of the system. This particularly affects the
use of encryption keys in OpenSSH, OpenVPN and SSL certificates.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.4
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 32359 ()

Bugtraq ID: 29179

CVE ID: CVE-2008-0166