GLSA-201408-03 : LibSSH: Information disclosure

Low Nessus Plugin ID 77112


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201408-03 (LibSSH: Information disclosure)

A new connection inherits the state of the PRNG without re-seeding with random data.
Impact :

Servers using ECC (ECDSA) or DSA certificates in non-deterministic mode may under certain conditions leak their private key.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All LibSSH users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-libs/libssh-0.6.3'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 77112

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201408-03.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/08/11

Modified: 2015/04/13

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:gentoo:linux:libssh, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/08/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0017

BID: 65963

GLSA: 201408-03