F5 Networks BIG-IP : OpenSSH vulnerability (K14845276)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 96106


The remote device is missing a vendor-supplied security patch.


When SSHD tries to authenticate a non-existing user, it will pick up a fake password structure hard-coded in the SSHD source code. An attacker can measure timing information to determine if a user exists when verifying a password. (CVE-2016-6210)


Upgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution K14845276.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 96106

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL14845276.nasl

Version: 3.10

Type: local

Published: 2016/12/27

Updated: 2019/04/11

Dependencies: 76940

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.9

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_access_policy_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_advanced_firewall_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_application_acceleration_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_application_security_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_application_visibility_and_reporting, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_global_traffic_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_link_controller, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_local_traffic_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_policy_enforcement_manager, cpe:/h:f5:big-ip, cpe:/h:f5:big-ip_protocol_security_manager

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/BIG-IP/hotfix, Host/BIG-IP/modules, Host/BIG-IP/version, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/12/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-6210