Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libssh (MDVSA-2013:045)

high Nessus Plugin ID 66059


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


Updated libssh packages fix security vulnerabilities :

Multiple double free flaws, buffer overflow flaws, invalid free flaws, and improper overflow checks in libssh before 0.5.3 could enable a denial of service attack against libssh clients, or possibly arbitrary code execution (CVE-2012-4559, CVE-2012-4560, CVE-2012-4561 and CVE-2012-4562).

Yong Chuan Koh discovered that libssh incorrectly handled certain negotiation requests. A remote attacker could use this to cause libssh to crash, resulting in a denial of service (CVE-2013-0176).


Update the affected lib64ssh-devel and / or lib64ssh4 packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 66059

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2013-045.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Published: 4/20/2013

Updated: 1/6/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64ssh-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64ssh4, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/5/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4559, CVE-2012-4560, CVE-2012-4561, CVE-2012-4562, CVE-2013-0176

BID: 56604, 57571

MDVSA: 2013:045

MGASA: 2012-0344, 2013-0033