Oracle Linux 6 : openssh (ELSA-2013-1591)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2013:1591 :

Updated openssh packages that fix one security issue, several bugs,
and add various enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having low
security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the
CVE link in the References section.

OpenSSH is OpenBSD's Secure Shell (SSH) protocol implementation. These
packages include the core files necessary for the OpenSSH client and
server.

The default OpenSSH configuration made it easy for remote attackers to
exhaust unauthorized connection slots and prevent other users from
being able to log in to a system. This flaw has been addressed by
enabling random early connection drops by setting MaxStartups to
10:30:100 by default. For more information, refer to the
sshd_config(5) man page. (CVE-2010-5107)

These updated openssh packages include numerous bug fixes and
enhancements. Space precludes documenting all of these changes in this
advisory. Users are directed to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5
Technical Notes, linked to in the References, for information on the
most significant of these changes.

All openssh users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain backported patches to correct these issues and add these
enhancements.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2013-November/003820.html

Solution :

Update the affected openssh packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 71129 ()

Bugtraq ID: 58162

CVE ID: CVE-2010-5107