Oracle Linux 7 : openssh (ELSA-2016-0043)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 87936


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2016:0043 :

Updated openssh packages that fix two security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

OpenSSH is OpenBSD's SSH (Secure Shell) protocol implementation. These packages include the core files necessary for both the OpenSSH client and server.

An information leak flaw was found in the way the OpenSSH client roaming feature was implemented. A malicious server could potentially use this flaw to leak portions of memory (possibly including private SSH keys) of a successfully authenticated OpenSSH client.

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way the OpenSSH client roaming feature was implemented. A malicious server could potentially use this flaw to execute arbitrary code on a successfully authenticated OpenSSH client if that client used certain non-default configuration options.

Red Hat would like to thank Qualys for reporting these issues.

All openssh users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. After installing this update, the OpenSSH server daemon (sshd) will be restarted automatically.


Update the affected openssh packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 87936

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2016-0043.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/01/15

Modified: 2016/12/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

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


Base Score: 8.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:openssh, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:openssh-askpass, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:openssh-clients, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:openssh-keycat, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:openssh-ldap, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:openssh-server, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:openssh-server-sysvinit, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:pam_ssh_agent_auth, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/OracleLinux, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/01/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0777, CVE-2016-0778

OSVDB: 132883, 132884

RHSA: 2016:0043