Scientific Linux Security Update : openssh on SL6.x i386/x86_64 (20170321)

High Nessus Plugin ID 99221


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Security Fix(es) :

- It was discovered that the OpenSSH sshd daemon fetched PAM environment settings before running the login program. In configurations with UseLogin=yes and the pam_env PAM module configured to read user environment settings, a local user could use this flaw to execute arbitrary code as root. (CVE-2015-8325)


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 99221

File Name: sl_20170321_openssh_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 3.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/04/06

Updated: 2020/02/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:openssh, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:openssh-askpass, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:openssh-clients, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:openssh-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:openssh-ldap, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:openssh-server, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:pam_ssh_agent_auth, x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2017/03/21

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/05/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8325