Scientific Linux Security Update : openssh on SL5.x

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60296


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Problem description :

A flaw was found in the way the ssh server wrote account names to the audit subsystem. An attacker could inject strings containing parts of audit messages, which could possibly mislead or confuse audit log parsing tools. (CVE-2007-3102)

A flaw was found in the way the OpenSSH server processes GSSAPI authentication requests. When GSSAPI authentication was enabled in the OpenSSH server, a remote attacker was potentially able to determine if a username is valid. (CVE-2006-5052)

The following bugs in SELinux MLS (Multi-Level Security) support has also been fixed in this update :

- It was sometimes not possible to select a SELinux role and level when logging in using ssh.

- If the user obtained a non-default SELinux role or level, the role change was not recorded in the audit subsystem.

- In some cases, on labeled networks, sshd allowed logins from level ranges it should not allow.

The updated packages also contain experimental support for using private keys stored in PKCS#11 tokens for client authentication. The support is provided through the NSS (Network Security Services) library.


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60296

File Name: sl_20071109_openssh_on_SL5.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-5052, CVE-2007-3102