SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : openssh (SUSE-SU-2017:0264-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 96718


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


This update for openssh fixes several issues. These security issues were fixed :

- CVE-2016-8858: The kex_input_kexinit function in kex.c allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by sending many duplicate KEXINIT requests (bsc#1005480).

- CVE-2016-10012: The shared memory manager (associated with pre-authentication compression) did not ensure that a bounds check is enforced by all compilers, which might allowed local users to gain privileges by leveraging access to a sandboxed privilege-separation process, related to the m_zback and m_zlib data structures (bsc#1016370).

- CVE-2016-10009: Untrusted search path vulnerability in ssh-agent.c allowed remote attackers to execute arbitrary local PKCS#11 modules by leveraging control over a forwarded agent-socket (bsc#1016366).

- CVE-2016-10010: When forwarding unix domain sockets with privilege separation disabled, the resulting sockets have be created as 'root' instead of the authenticated user. Forwarding unix domain sockets without privilege separation enabled is now rejected.

- CVE-2016-10011: authfile.c in sshd did not properly consider the effects of realloc on buffer contents, which might allowed local users to obtain sensitive private-key information by leveraging access to a privilege-separated child process (bsc#1016369).

The update package also includes non-security fixes. See advisory for details.

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 Raspberry Pi 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-RPI-12-SP2-2017-138=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2017-138=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP2-2017-138=1

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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 96718

File Name: suse_SU-2017-0264-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/01/24

Modified: 2017/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

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


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

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

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: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/01/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-10009, CVE-2016-10010, CVE-2016-10011, CVE-2016-10012, CVE-2016-8858

OSVDB: 146060, 148966, 148967, 148968, 148975