Amazon Linux AMI : openssh (ALAS-2016-638)

high Nessus Plugin ID 87972
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Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

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.

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.

Solution

Run 'yum update openssh' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2016-638.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 87972

File Name: ala_ALAS-2016-638.nasl

Version: 2.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/19/2016

Updated: 4/18/2018

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:amazon:linux:openssh, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:openssh-clients, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:openssh-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:openssh-keycat, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:openssh-ldap, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:openssh-server, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:pam_ssh_agent_auth, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 1/18/2016

Reference Information

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

ALAS: 2016-638