FreeBSD : openssh -- multiple vulnerabilities (2aedd15f-ca8b-11e6-a9a5-b499baebfeaf)

High Nessus Plugin ID 96116


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


The OpenSSH project reports :

- ssh-agent(1): Will now refuse to load PKCS#11 modules from paths outside a trusted whitelist (run-time configurable). Requests to load modules could be passed via agent forwarding and an attacker could attempt to load a hostile PKCS#11 module across the forwarded agent channel: PKCS#11 modules are shared libraries, so this would result in code execution on the system running the ssh-agent if the attacker has control of the forwarded agent-socket (on the host running the sshd server) and the ability to write to the filesystem of the host running ssh-agent (usually the host running the ssh client). (CVE-2016-10009)

- sshd(8): When privilege separation is disabled, forwarded Unix-domain sockets would be created by sshd(8) with the privileges of 'root' instead of the authenticated user. This release refuses Unix-domain socket forwarding when privilege separation is disabled (Privilege separation has been enabled by default for 14 years).


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 96116

File Name: freebsd_pkg_2aedd15fca8b11e6a9a5b499baebfeaf.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/12/27

Modified: 2017/01/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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


Base Score: 7.3

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/12/25

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/12/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-10009, CVE-2016-10010