SUSE SLES11 Security Update : openssh (SUSE-SU-2017:0603-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 97549


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


This update for openssh fixes the following issues: Security issues fixed :

- CVE-2016-8858: prevent resource depletion during key exchange (bsc#1005480)

- CVE-2016-10009: limit directories for loading PKCS11 modules to avoid privilege escalation (bsc#1016366)

- CVE-2016-10011: Prevent possible leaks of host private keys to low-privilege process handling authentication (bsc#1016369) Non security issues fixed :

- Properly verify CIDR masks in the AllowUsers and DenyUsers configuration lists (bsc#1005893)

- fix suggested command for removing conflicting server keys from the known_hosts file (bsc#1006221)

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 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch slessp4-openssh-13002=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-openssh-13002=1

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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 97549

File Name: suse_SU-2017-0603-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/03/06

Modified: 2017/03/06

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: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/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-fips, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:openssh-helpers, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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: 2017/03/03

Reference Information

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

OSVDB: 146060, 148967, 148968