Scientific Linux Security Update : openssh on SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

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)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?85aca3db

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 71196 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-5107