openSUSE Security Update : openssh (openSUSE-2016-1096)

High Nessus Plugin ID 93598


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update for openssh fixes the following issues :

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

- 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)

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


Update the affected openssh packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 93598

File Name: openSUSE-2016-1096.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/09/20

Modified: 2016/10/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

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


Base Score: 7.5

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

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/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2016/09/19

Reference Information

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