Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libssh (MDVSA-2014:053)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 73000


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


Updated libssh package fixes security vulnerability :

When using libssh before 0.6.3, a libssh-based server, when accepting a new connection, forks and the child process handles the request. The RAND_bytes() function of openssl doesn't reset its state after the fork, but simply adds the current process id (getpid) to the PRNG state, which is not guaranteed to be unique. The most important consequence is that servers using EC (ECDSA) or DSA certificates may under certain conditions leak their private key (CVE-2014-0017).


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 73000

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2014-053.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/03/14

Modified: 2014/03/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 1.9

Temporal Score: 1.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

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 Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/03/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0017

BID: 65963

MDVSA: 2014:053