RHEL 4 : openssh (Unpatched Vulnerability)

high Nessus Plugin ID 198967

Synopsis

The remote Red Hat 4 host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities that will not be patched.

Description

The remote Redhat Enterprise Linux 4 host has one or more packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities that have been acknowledged by the vendor but will not be patched.

- openssh: MaxAuthTries limit bypass via duplicates in KbdInteractiveDevices (CVE-2015-5600)

- openssh: Bounds check can be evaded in the shared memory manager used by pre-authentication compression support (CVE-2016-10012)

- The ssh_gssapi_parse_ename function in gss-serv.c in OpenSSH 5.8 and earlier, when gssapi-with-mic authentication is enabled, allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via a large value in a certain length field. NOTE: there may be limited scenarios in which this issue is relevant. (CVE-2011-5000)

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied on the package manager's report that the package is installed.

Solution

The vendor has acknowledged the vulnerabilities but no solution has been provided. Refer to the vendor for remediation guidance.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 198967

File Name: redhat_unpatched_openssh-rhel4.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/3/2024

Updated: 6/3/2024

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.5

Temporal Score: 6.7

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-5600

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-10012

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:openssh, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/5/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-5000, CVE-2015-5600, CVE-2015-6563, CVE-2015-6564, CVE-2016-10009, CVE-2016-10011, CVE-2016-10012