Oracle Linux 6 : openssh (ELSA-2017-2563)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2017:2563 :

An update for openssh is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security
impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each
vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

OpenSSH is an SSH protocol implementation supported by a number of
Linux, UNIX, and similar operating systems. It includes the core files
necessary for both the OpenSSH client and server.

Security Fix(es) :

* A covert timing channel flaw was found in the way OpenSSH handled
authentication of non-existent users. A remote unauthenticated
attacker could possibly use this flaw to determine valid user names by
measuring the timing of server responses. (CVE-2016-6210)

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2017-August/007169.html

Solution :

Update the affected openssh packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.6
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 102904 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-6210

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