SUSE SLED11 / SLES11 Security Update : openssh (SUSE-SU-2016:0119-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 87962


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


This update for openssh fixes the following issues :

- CVE-2016-0777: A malicious or compromised server could cause the OpenSSH client to expose part or all of the client's private key through the roaming feature (bsc#961642)

- CVE-2016-0778: A malicious or compromised server could could trigger a buffer overflow in the OpenSSH client through the roaming feature (bsc#961645)

This update disables the undocumented feature supported by the OpenSSH client and a commercial SSH server.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for VMWare 11-SP3 :

zypper in -t patch slessp3-openssh-2016011301-12325=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP3 :

zypper in -t patch slessp3-openssh-2016011301-12325=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11-SP3 :

zypper in -t patch sledsp3-openssh-2016011301-12325=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP3 :

zypper in -t patch dbgsp3-openssh-2016011301-12325=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 87962

File Name: suse_SU-2016-0119-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/01/18

Modified: 2016/12/27

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:novell:suse_linux:openssh, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:openssh-askpass, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:openssh-askpass-gnome, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/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