SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : openssh (SUSE-SU-2016:2280-1)

This script is Copyright (C) 2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

This update for openssh fixes the following issues :

- Prevent user enumeration through the timing of password
processing (bsc#989363, CVE-2016-6210)
[-prevent_timing_user_enumeration]

- Allow lowering the DH groups parameter limit in server
as well as when GSSAPI key exchange is used (bsc#948902)

- limit accepted password length (prevents possible DoS)
(bsc#992533, CVE-2016-6515) Bug fixes :

- avoid complaining about unset DISPLAY variable
(bsc#981654)

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

See also :

https://bugzilla.suse.com/948902
https://bugzilla.suse.com/981654
https://bugzilla.suse.com/989363
https://bugzilla.suse.com/992533
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-6210.html
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-6515.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?d705c724

Solution :

To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 12:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-2016-1332=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2016-1332=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-LTSS:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2016-1332=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP1-2016-1332=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.4
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 93455 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-6210
CVE-2016-6515

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