Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libssh (MDVSA-2015:020)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 80466


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


Updated libssh packages fix security vulnerability :

Double free vulnerability in the ssh_packet_kexinit function in kex.c in libssh 0.5.x and 0.6.x before 0.6.4 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service via a crafted kexinit packet (CVE-2014-8132).


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 80466

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2015-020.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Published: 1/13/2015

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: 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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/12/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8132

BID: 71865

MDVSA: 2015:020