Ubuntu 13.10 : openssh vulnerability (USN-2014-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 70798
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionMarkus Friedl discovered that OpenSSH incorrectly handled memory when the AES-GCM cipher was used. A remote authenticated attacker could use this issue to execute arbitrary code as their user, possibly bypassing shell or command restrictions.
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SolutionUpdate the affected openssh-server package.