Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 18.10 : openssh vulnerabilities (USN-3885-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 122055
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionHarry Sintonen discovered multiple issues in the OpenSSH scp utility.
If a user or automated system were tricked into connecting to an untrusted server, a remote attacker could possibly use these issues to write to arbitrary files, change directory permissions, and spoof client output.
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SolutionUpdate the affected openssh-client package.