Scientific Linux Security Update : openssh on SL7.x x86_64 (20160114)

high Nessus Plugin ID 87938
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Synopsis

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

Description

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.
(CVE-2016-0777)

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.
(CVE-2016-0778)

After installing this update, the OpenSSH server daemon (sshd) will be restarted automatically.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?7f5e6a97

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 87938

File Name: sl_20160114_openssh_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: 2.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/15/2016

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.6

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

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:fermilab:scientific_linux:openssh, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:openssh-askpass, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:openssh-clients, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:openssh-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:openssh-keycat, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:openssh-ldap, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:openssh-server, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:openssh-server-sysvinit, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:pam_ssh_agent_auth, x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 1/14/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/14/2016

Reference Information

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