SUSE SLES12 Security Update : openssh (SUSE-SU-2018:2685-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 117452

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VPR Score: 6.7


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


This update for openssh provides the following fixes :

Security issues fixed :

CVE-2017-15906: Stricter checking of operations in read-only mode in sftp server (bsc#1065000).

CVE-2016-10012: Remove pre-auth compression support from the server to prevent possible cryptographic attacks (bsc#1016370).

CVE-2008-1483: Refine handling of sockets for X11 forwarding to remove reintroduced CVE-2008-1483 (bsc#1069509).

CVE-2016-10708: Prevent DoS due to crashes caused by out-of-sequence NEWKEYS message (bsc#1076957).

Bug fixes: bsc#1017099: Enable case-insensitive hostname matching.

bsc#1023275: Add a new switch for printing diagnostic messages in sftp client's batch mode.

bsc#1048367: systemd integration to work around various race conditions.

bsc#1053972: Remove duplicate KEX method.

bsc#1092582: Add missing piece of systemd integration.

Remove the limit on the amount of tasks sshd can run.

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


To install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or 'zypper patch'.

Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-SP1-2018-1876=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1-LTSS:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2018-1876=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-LTSS:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2018-1876=1

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 117452

File Name: suse_SU-2018-2685-1.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/09/12

Updated: 2019/09/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:openssh, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:openssh-askpass-gnome, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:openssh-askpass-gnome-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:openssh-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:openssh-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:openssh-fips, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:openssh-helpers, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:openssh-helpers-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/09/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/03/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1483, CVE-2016-10012, CVE-2016-10708, CVE-2017-15906

BID: 28444

CWE: 264