Oracle Linux 7 : openssh (ELSA-2016-0043)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2016:0043 :

Updated openssh packages that fix two security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate
security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each
vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

OpenSSH is OpenBSD's SSH (Secure Shell) protocol implementation. These
packages include the core files necessary for both the OpenSSH client
and server.

An information leak flaw was found in the way the OpenSSH client
roaming feature was implemented. A malicious server could potentially
use this flaw to leak portions of memory (possibly including private
SSH keys) of a successfully authenticated OpenSSH client.
(CVE-2016-0777)

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way the OpenSSH client roaming
feature was implemented. A malicious server could potentially use this
flaw to execute arbitrary code on a successfully authenticated OpenSSH
client if that client used certain non-default configuration options.
(CVE-2016-0778)

Red Hat would like to thank Qualys for reporting these issues.

All openssh users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain backported patches to correct these issues. After
installing this update, the OpenSSH server daemon (sshd) will be
restarted automatically.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2016-January/005689.html

Solution :

Update the affected openssh packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.4
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 87936 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-0777
CVE-2016-0778

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