Amazon Linux AMI : openssh (ALAS-2016-675)

High Nessus Plugin ID 90268

Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description

An access flaw was discovered in the OpenSSH client where it 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.

Solution

Run 'yum update openssh' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2016-675.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 90268

File Name: ala_ALAS-2016-675.nasl

Version: 2.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/04/01

Updated: 2018/04/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

CVSS v3.0

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: 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: 2016/03/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1908

ALAS: 2016-675