Debian DLA-1476-1 : dropbear security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 112125


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


A vulnerability in dropbear, a lightweight SSH2 server and client, making it possible to guess valid usernames has been found :

CVE-2018-15599 :

The recv_msg_userauth_request function in svr-auth.c in is prone to a user enumeration vulnerability, similar to CVE-2018-15473 in OpenSSH.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', this problem has been fixed in version 2014.65-1+deb8u3.

We recommend that you upgrade your dropbear 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 dropbear package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 112125

File Name: debian_DLA-1476.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/08/28

Updated: 2018/11/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:dropbear, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

Patch Publication Date: 2018/08/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-15599