This script is Copyright (C) 2014-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote AIX host is running a vulnerable version of OpenSSH.
The version of OpenSSH running on the remote host is affected by a
denial of service vulnerability. The default configuration of OpenSSH
through 6.1 enforces a fixed time limit between establishing a TCP
connection and completing a login, which makes it easier for remote
attackers to cause a denial of service (connection-slot exhaustion)
by periodically making many new TCP connections.
See also :
A fix is available, and it can be downloaded from the AIX website.
To extract the fixes from the tar file:
zcat OpenSSH_18.104.22.16802.tar.Z | tar xvf -
IMPORTANT: If possible, it is recommended that a mksysb backup of
the system be created. Verify it is both bootable and readable
To preview the fix installation:
installp -apYd . OpenSSH_22.214.171.12402
To install the fix package:
installp -aXYd . OpenSSH_126.96.36.19902
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : false