SuSE 10 Security Update : OpenSSH (ZYPP Patch Number 2184)

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Synopsis :

The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Several security problems were fixed in OpenSSH :

- 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-2006-4924)

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

- 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.

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

See also :

Solution :

Apply ZYPP patch number 2184.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 29538 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-4924

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