Scientific Linux Security Update : openssh on SL7.x x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 90081


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)

An access flaw was discovered in OpenSSH; the OpenSSH client did not correctly handle failures to generate authentication cookies for untrusted X11 forwarding. A malicious or compromised remote X application could possibly use this flaw to establish a trusted connection to the local X server, even if only untrusted X11 forwarding was requested. (CVE-2016-1908)

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: 90081

File Name: sl_20160321_openssh_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/03/22

Modified: 2018/01/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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


Base Score: 9.8

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

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-2016-1908, CVE-2016-3115