SUSE SLES11 Security Update : openssh (SUSE-SU-2016:2388-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 93735



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)

- Allow lowering the DH groups parameter limit in server as well as when GSSAPI key exchange is used.

- Sanitize input for xauth(1). (bsc#970632, CVE-2016-3115)

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

- 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)

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

- Limit the accepted password length (prevents a possible denial of service). (bsc#992533, CVE-2016-6515)

- Relax version requires for the openssh-askpass sub-package. (bsc#962794)

- Avoid complaining about unset DISPLAY variable.

- Initialize message id to prevent connection breakups in some cases. (bsc#959096)

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 OpenStack Cloud 5:zypper in -t patch sleclo50sp3-openssh-12759=1

SUSE Manager Proxy 2.1:zypper in -t patch slemap21-openssh-12759=1

SUSE Manager 2.1:zypper in -t patch sleman21-openssh-12759=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP3-LTSS:zypper in -t patch slessp3-openssh-12759=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Sale 11-SP3:zypper in -t patch sleposp3-openssh-12759=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP3:zypper in -t patch dbgsp3-openssh-12759=1

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 93735

File Name: suse_SU-2016-2388-1.nasl

Version: 2.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/27/2016

Updated: 1/19/2021

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.1

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


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:suse_linux:openssh, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:openssh-askpass, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:openssh-askpass-gnome, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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: 9/26/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/22/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8325, CVE-2016-1908, CVE-2016-3115, CVE-2016-6210, CVE-2016-6515