Debian DLA-1474-1 : openssh security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 112050


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


It was discovered that there was a user enumeration vulnerability in OpenSSH. A remote attacker couldtest whether a certain user exists on a target server.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', this issue has been fixed in openssh version 1:6.7p1-5+deb8u5.

We recommend that you upgrade your openssh packages.

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


Upgrade the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 112050

File Name: debian_DLA-1474.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/08/22

Modified: 2018/08/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:openssh-client, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:openssh-client-udeb, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:openssh-server, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:openssh-server-udeb, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:openssh-sftp-server, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ssh, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ssh-askpass-gnome, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ssh-krb5, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2018/08/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-15473