Scientific Linux Security Update : openssh on SL6.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 71196

Synopsis

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

Description

The default OpenSSH configuration made it easy for remote attackers to exhaust unauthorized connection slots and prevent other users from being able to log in to a system. This flaw has been addressed by enabling random early connection drops by setting MaxStartups to 10:30:100 by default. For more information, refer to the sshd_config(5) man page. (CVE-2010-5107)

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?62e0884e

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 71196

File Name: sl_20131121_openssh_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/12/04

Updated: 2018/12/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2013/11/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-5107