Libssh ssh_packet_kexinit() Double-free Memory DoS

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 80556


The remote SSH service is affected by a remote denial of service vulnerability.


The remote libssh server contains a double-free memory flaw in the ssh_packet_kexinit() function in kex.c. A remote attacker, with a specially crafted SSH_MSG_KEXINIT packet, can cause a denial of service.


Upgrade to libssh 0.6.4 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 80556

File Name: libssh_cve-2014-8132.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: remote

Published: 2015/01/16

Updated: 2018/07/12

Dependencies: 10267

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:libssh:libssh

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/12/19

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/12/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8132

BID: 71865