FreeBSD : FreeBSD -- OpenSSH Denial of Service vulnerability (6ed5c5e3-a840-11e7-b5af-a4badb2f4699)

This script is Copyright (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related
updates.

Description :

There is no limit on the password length. Impact : A remote attacker
may be able to cause an affected SSH server to use excessive amount of
CPU by sending very long passwords, when PasswordAuthentication is
enabled by the system administrator.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?beec2eb5

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 103657 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-6515

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