RHEL 8 : libssh (RHSA-2024:3233)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 197799


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates for libssh.


The remote Redhat Enterprise Linux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the RHSA-2024:3233 advisory.

libssh is a library which implements the SSH protocol. It can be used to implement client and server applications.

Security Fix(es):

* libssh: ProxyCommand/ProxyJump features allow injection of malicious code through hostname (CVE-2023-6004)

* libssh: Missing checks for return values for digests (CVE-2023-6918)

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

Additional Changes:

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.10 Release Notes linked from 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 these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the RHEL libssh package based on the guidance in RHSA-2024:3233.

See Also







Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 197799

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2024-3233.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/23/2024

Updated: 5/23/2024

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.2


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-6004


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.8

Temporal Score: 4.2

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libssh, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libssh-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:8, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libssh-config

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/22/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/19/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-6004, CVE-2023-6918

CWE: 252, 74

RHSA: 2024:3233