Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.10 : libssh vulnerabilities (USN-2912-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 88930

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

Mariusz Ziulek discovered that libssh incorrectly handled certain packets. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause libssh to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2015-3146)

Aris Adamantiadis discovered that libssh incorrectly generated ephemeral secret keys of 128 bits instead of the recommended 1024 or 2048 bits when using the diffie-hellman-group1 and diffie-hellman-group14 methods. If a remote attacker were able to perform a man-in-the-middle attack, this flaw could be exploited to view sensitive information. (CVE-2016-0739).

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

Solution

Update the affected libssh-4 package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2912-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 88930

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2912-1.nasl

Version: 2.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/24/2016

Updated: 1/19/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libssh-4, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/23/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/13/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3146, CVE-2016-0739

USN: 2912-1