SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : openssh (SUSE-SU-2016:2280-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 93455


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


This update for openssh fixes the following issues :

- Prevent user enumeration through the timing of password processing (bsc#989363, CVE-2016-6210) [-prevent_timing_user_enumeration]

- Allow lowering the DH groups parameter limit in server as well as when GSSAPI key exchange is used (bsc#948902)

- limit accepted password length (prevents possible DoS) (bsc#992533, CVE-2016-6515) Bug fixes :

- avoid complaining about unset DISPLAY variable (bsc#981654)

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 12:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-2016-1332=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2016-1332=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-LTSS:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2016-1332=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP1-2016-1332=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 93455

File Name: suse_SU-2016-2280-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/09/13

Modified: 2016/12/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:openssh, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:openssh-askpass-gnome, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:openssh-askpass-gnome-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:openssh-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:openssh-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:openssh-fips, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:openssh-helpers, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:openssh-helpers-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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: 2016/09/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-6210, CVE-2016-6515

OSVDB: 141586, 142342