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: 3.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/6/2017

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

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


Risk Factor: High

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/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 3/21/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/1/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8325