SUSE SLES11 Security Update : openssh (SUSE-SU-2018:3540-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 118498


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


This update for openssh fixes the following issues :

Security issues fixed :

CVE-2018-15919: Remotely observable behaviour in auth-gss2.c in
OpenSSH could be used by remote attackers to detect existence of users
on a target system when GSS2 is in use. OpenSSH developers do not want
to treat such a username enumeration (or 'oracle') as a vulnerability.

CVE-2017-15906: The process_open function in sftp-server.c in OpenSSH
did not properly prevent write operations in readonly mode, which
allowed attackers to create zero-length files. (bsc#1065000,

CVE-2016-10708: sshd allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of
service (NULL pointer dereference and daemon crash) via an
out-of-sequence NEWKEYS message, as demonstrated by Honggfuzz, related
to kex.c and packet.c. (bsc#1076957)

CVE-2018-15473: OpenSSH was prone to a user existance oracle
vulnerability due to not delaying bailout for an invalid
authenticating user until after the packet containing the request has
been fully parsed, related to auth2-gss.c, auth2-hostbased.c, and
auth2-pubkey.c. (bsc#1105010)

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

Bugs fixed: Fixed failing 'AuthorizedKeysCommand' within a 'Match
User' block in sshd_config (bsc#1105180)

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 11-SP3-LTSS:zypper in -t patch

SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Sale 11-SP3:zypper in -t patch

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP3:zypper in -t patch

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 118498

File Name: suse_SU-2018-3540-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/10/30

Modified: 2018/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A: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, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:openssh-askpass-gnome, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/10/28

Exploitable With


Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-10012, CVE-2016-10708, CVE-2017-15906, CVE-2018-15473, CVE-2018-15919