Scientific Linux Security Update : openssh on SL6.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 90080


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


It was discovered that the OpenSSH server did not sanitize data received in requests to enable X11 forwarding. An authenticated client with restricted SSH access could possibly use this flaw to bypass intended restrictions. (CVE-2016-3115)

It was discovered that the OpenSSH sshd daemon did not check the list of keyboard-interactive authentication methods for duplicates. A remote attacker could use this flaw to bypass the MaxAuthTries limit, making it easier to perform password guessing attacks. (CVE-2015-5600)

After installing this update, the OpenSSH server daemon (sshd) will be restarted automatically.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 90080

File Name: sl_20160321_openssh_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/03/22

Modified: 2016/10/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 8.5

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


Base Score: 6.4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/03/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5600, CVE-2016-3115