RHEL 7 : openssh (RHSA-2016:2588)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

An update for openssh is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security
impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each
vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

OpenSSH is an SSH protocol implementation supported by a number of
Linux, UNIX, and similar operating systems. It includes the core files
necessary for both the OpenSSH client and server.

Security Fix(es) :

* It was discovered that the OpenSSH sshd daemon fetched PAM
environment settings before running the login program. In
configurations with UseLogin=yes and the pam_env PAM module configured
to read user environment settings, a local user could use this flaw to
execute arbitrary code as root. (CVE-2015-8325)

Additional Changes :

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 7.3 Release Notes linked from the References section.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2015-8325.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?e4086253
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-2588.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.3
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 94551 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-8325

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