Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.04 / 15.10 : openssh vulnerabilities (USN-2869-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

It was discovered that the OpenSSH client experimental support for
resuming connections contained multiple security issues. A malicious
server could use this issue to leak client memory to the server,
including private client user keys.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected openssh-client package.

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: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 87939 ()

Bugtraq ID:

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

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