RHEL 6 : python-paramiko (RHSA-2018:3406)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 118553
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
DescriptionAn update for python-paramiko is now available for Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 6, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 Advanced Update Support, Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 6.5 Advanced Update Support, Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6.6 Advanced Update Support, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6 Telco
Extended Update Support, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 Extended
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security
impact of Critical. 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.
The python-paramiko package provides a Python module that implements
the SSH2 protocol for encrypted and authenticated connections to
remote machines. Unlike SSL, the SSH2 protocol does not require
hierarchical certificates signed by a powerful central authority. The
protocol also includes the ability to open arbitrary channels to
remote services across an encrypted tunnel.
Security Fix(es) :
* python-paramiko: Authentication bypass in auth_handler.py
For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a
CVSS score, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s)
listed in the References section.
SolutionUpdate the affected python-paramiko package.