Fedora 28 : python-paramiko (2018-8f9d81a3fb)
High Nessus Plugin ID 120611
SynopsisThe remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
DescriptionA flaw was found in the implementation of `transport.py` in Paramiko, which did not properly check whether authentication was completed before processing other requests. A customized SSH client could simply skip the authentication step.
This flaw is a user authentication bypass in the SSH Server functionality of Paramiko. Where Paramiko is used only for its client-side functionality (e.g. `paramiko.SSHClient`), the vulnerability is not exposed and thus cannot be exploited.
This update also fixes an issue where Ed25519 auth key decryption raised an unexpected exception when given a unicode password string (typical in Python 3).
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SolutionUpdate the affected python-paramiko package.