CentOS 6 : openssh (CESA-2017:2563)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 102885

Synopsis

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

Description

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) :

* A covert timing channel flaw was found in the way OpenSSH handled authentication of non-existent users. A remote unauthenticated attacker could possibly use this flaw to determine valid user names by measuring the timing of server responses. (CVE-2016-6210)

Solution

Update the affected openssh packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?1cc50be7

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 102885

File Name: centos_RHSA-2017-2563.nasl

Version: 3.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/09/01

Updated: 2019/10/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.9

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:openssh, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:openssh-askpass, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:openssh-clients, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:openssh-ldap, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:openssh-server, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:pam_ssh_agent_auth, cpe:/o:centos:centos:6

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/CentOS/release, Host/CentOS/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/08/31

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/02/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-6210

RHSA: 2017:2563