CVE-2019-3862

Published: 21 March 2019

An out of bounds read flaw was discovered in libssh2 before 1.8.1 in the way SSH_MSG_CHANNEL_REQUEST packets with an exit status message and no payload are parsed. A remote attacker who compromises a SSH server may be able to cause a Denial of Service or read data in the client memory.

From the Ubuntu security team

It was discovered that libssh2 incorrectly handled SSH_MSG_CHANNEL_REQUEST packets. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service or obtain sensitive information.

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 9.1

Status

Package Release Status
libssh2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo) Not vulnerable
(1.8.0-2.1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Not vulnerable
(1.8.0-2.1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Needed

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Ignored
(end of standard support, was needed)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Needed