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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 87972

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VPR Score: 6.7

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: Medium

ID: 87972

File Name: ala_ALAS-2016-638.nasl

Version: 2.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/01/19

Updated: 2018/04/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.6

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

CVSS v3.0

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: 2016/01/18

Reference Information

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

ALAS: 2016-638