openSUSE Security Update : openssh (openSUSE-2017-339)

High Nessus Plugin ID 97716


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update for openssh fixes the following issues :

- 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)

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

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

This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-12:Update update project.


Update the affected openssh packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 97716

File Name: openSUSE-2017-339.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/03/14

Modified: 2017/03/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

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


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:openssh, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:openssh-askpass-gnome, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:openssh-askpass-gnome-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:openssh-cavs, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:openssh-cavs-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:openssh-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:openssh-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:openssh-fips, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:openssh-helpers, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:openssh-helpers-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2017/03/13

Reference Information

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