Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : libssh vulnerability (USN-2478-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 80853

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

It was discovered that libssh incorrectly handled certain kexinit packets. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause libssh to crash, resulting in a denial of service.

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Solution

Update the affected libssh-4 package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2478-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 80853

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2478-1.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/20/2015

Updated: 1/19/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

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:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libssh-4, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/19/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/28/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8132

BID: 71865

USN: 2478-1