openSUSE 10 Security Update : openssh (openssh-2183)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

Several security problems were fixed in OpenSSH :

- CVE-2006-4924: A denial of service problem has been
fixed in OpenSSH which could be used to cause lots of
CPU consumption on a remote openssh server.

- CVE-2006-4925: If a remote attacker is able to inject
network traffic this could be used to cause a client
connection to close.

- CVE-2006-5051: Fixed an unsafe signal hander reported by
Mark Dowd. The signal handler was vulnerable to a race
condition that could be exploited to perform a
pre-authentication denial of service. This vulnerability
could theoretically lead to pre-authentication remote
code execution if GSSAPI authentication is enabled, but
the likelihood of successful exploitation appears
remote.

- CVE-2006-5052: Fixed a GSSAPI authentication abort that
could be used to determine the validity of usernames on
some platforms.

Solution :

Update the affected openssh packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27365 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-4924
CVE-2006-4925
CVE-2006-5051
CVE-2006-5052

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