RHEL 9 : Red Hat OpenStack Platform 17.1 (python-paramiko) (RHSA-2024:2735)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 197640


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update for Red Hat OpenStack Platform 17.1 (python-paramiko).


The remote Redhat Enterprise Linux 9 host has a package installed that is affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the RHSA-2024:2735 advisory.

Paramiko (a combination of the esperanto words for paranoid and friend) is a module for python 2.3 or greater that implements the SSH2 protocol for secure (encrypted and authenticated) connections to remote machines. Unlike SSL (aka TLS), the SSH2 protocol does not require heirarchical certificates signed by a powerful central authority. You may know SSH2 as the protocol that replaced telnet and rsh for secure access to remote shells, but the protocol also includes the ability to open arbitrary channels to remote services across an encrypted tunnel. (This is how sftp works, for example.)

Security Fix(es):

* Prefix truncation attack on Binary Packet Protocol (BPP) (CVE-2023-48795)

For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, acknowledgments, and other related information, refer to the CVE page listed in the References section.

Tenable has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Red Hat Enterprise Linux security advisory.

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the RHEL Red Hat OpenStack Platform 17.1 (python-paramiko) package based on the guidance in RHSA-2024:2735.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 197640

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2024-2735.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/22/2024

Updated: 6/3/2024

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.1


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.4

Temporal Score: 4.2

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-48795


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.9

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:python-paramiko, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:python3-paramiko, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:9

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/22/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/18/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-48795

CWE: 222

RHSA: 2024:2735