Oracle Linux 6 : openssh (ELSA-2017-0641)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2017:0641 :

An update for openssh is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

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 6.9 Release Notes and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9
Technical Notes linked from the References section.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2017-March/006798.html

Solution :

Update the affected openssh 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: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 99067 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-8325

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