IBM General Parallel File System OpenSSH Memory Corruption

High Nessus Plugin ID 76766


A clustered file system on the remote host is affected by a memory corruption vulnerability related to OpenSSH.


A version of IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS) that is or later but prior to is installed on the remote host. It is, therefore, affected by a memory corruption issue in the bundled version of OpenSSH. The issue exists due to a failure to initialize certain data structures when is modified to enable the J-PAKE protocol. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to corrupt memory, resulting in a denial of service condition and potentially the execution of arbitrary code.


Upgrade to IBM GPFS version or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 76766

File Name: ibm_gpfs_isg3T1020637_windows.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2014/07/24

Modified: 2016/06/15

Dependencies: 72504

Risk Information

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ibm:general_parallel_file_system

Required KB Items: SMB/ibm_gpfs/path, SMB/ibm_gpfs/version

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/06/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/06/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1692

BID: 65230

OSVDB: 102611