FreeBSD : openssh -- sshd -- remote valid user discovery and PAM /bin/login attack (adccefd1-7080-11e6-a2cb-c80aa9043978)

high Nessus Plugin ID 93267


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


The OpenSSH project reports :

* sshd(8): Mitigate timing differences in password authentication that could be used to discern valid from invalid account names when long passwords were sent and particular password hashing algorithms are in use on the server. CVE-2016-6210, reported by EddieEzra.Harari at

* sshd(8): (portable only) Ignore PAM environment vars when UseLogin=yes. If PAM is configured to read user-specified environment variables and UseLogin=yes in sshd_config, then a hostile local user may attack /bin/login via LD_PRELOAD or similar environment variables set via PAM. CVE-2015-8325, found by Shayan Sadigh.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 93267

File Name: freebsd_pkg_adccefd1708011e6a2cbc80aa9043978.nasl

Version: 2.5

Type: local

Published: 9/2/2016

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.6

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/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:freebsd:freebsd:openssh-portable, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/1/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/1/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8325, CVE-2016-6210