openSUSE Security Update : openssh (openSUSE-2016-668)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 91413


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update for OpenSSH fixes three security issues.

These security issues were fixed :

- CVE-2016-3115: Sanitise input for xauth(1) (bsc#970632)

- CVE-2016-1908: Prevent X11 SECURITY circumvention when forwarding X11 connections (bsc#962313)

- CVE-2015-8325: Ignore PAM environment when using login (bsc#975865)

These non-security issues were fixed :

- Fix help output of sftp (bsc#945493)

- Restarting openssh with openssh-fips installed was not working correctly (bsc#945484)

- Fix crashes when /proc is not available in the chroot (bsc#947458)

- Correctly parse GSSAPI KEX algorithms (bsc#961368)

- More verbose FIPS mode/CC related documentation in README.FIPS (bsc#965576, bsc#960414)

- Fix PRNG re-seeding (bsc#960414, bsc#729190)

- Disable DH parameters under 2048 bits by default and allow lowering the limit back to the RFC 4419 specified minimum through an option (bsc#932483, bsc#948902)

This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-12:Update update project.


Update the affected openssh packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 91413

File Name: openSUSE-2016-668.nasl

Version: 2.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/1/2016

Updated: 1/19/2021

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:openssh, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:openssh-askpass-gnome, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:openssh-askpass-gnome-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:openssh-cavs, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:openssh-cavs-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:openssh-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:openssh-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:openssh-fips, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:openssh-helpers, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:openssh-helpers-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.1

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/31/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8325, CVE-2016-1908, CVE-2016-3115