EulerOS 2.0 SP1 : openssh (EulerOS-SA-2017-1006)

This script is Copyright (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote EulerOS host is missing a security update.

Description :

According to the version of the openssh packages installed, the
EulerOS installation on the remote host is affected by the following
vulnerability :

- The kex_input_kexinit function in kex.c in OpenSSH 6.x
and 7.x through 7.3 allows remote attackers to cause a
denial of service (memory consumption) by sending many
duplicate KEXINIT requests. NOTE: a third party reports
that 'OpenSSH upstream does not consider this as a
security issue.'(CVE-2016-8858)

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

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected openssh package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.8
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Huawei Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 99852 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-8858

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