Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : libssh vulnerability (USN-2478-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 80853
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt 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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SolutionUpdate the affected libssh-4 package.