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VPR Score: 6.7
SynopsisThe remote AIX host has a version of OpenSSH installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.
DescriptionThe remote AIX host has a version of OpenSSH installed that is affected by the following vulnerabilities :
- An information disclosure vulnerability exists in the resend_bytes() function in the undocumented roaming connection feature. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability, by persuading a victim to connect to a malicious server, to retrieve private cryptographic keys or other sensitive information.
- A heap-based buffer overflow condition exists in the undocumented roaming connection feature due to improper bounds checking of user-supplied input to the packet_write_wait() and ssh_packet_write_wait() functions whenever the non-default option ProxyCommand is used with either ForwardAgent or ForwardX11. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability, by persuading a victim to connect to a malicious server, to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service. (CVE-2016-0778)
SolutionA fix is available and can be downloaded from the IBM AIX website.