USN-2966-1: OpenSSH vulnerabilities

09 May 2016

Several security issues were fixed in OpenSSH.

Releases

Packages

  • openssh - secure shell (SSH) for secure access to remote machines

Details

Shayan Sadigh discovered that OpenSSH incorrectly handled environment files
when the UseLogin feature is enabled. A local attacker could use this issue
to gain privileges. (CVE-2015-8325)

Ben Hawkes discovered that OpenSSH incorrectly handled certain network
traffic. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause OpenSSH
to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only applied to
Ubuntu 15.10. (CVE-2016-1907)

Thomas Hoger discovered that OpenSSH incorrectly handled untrusted X11
forwarding when the SECURITY extension is disabled. A connection configured
as being untrusted could get switched to trusted in certain scenarios,
contrary to expectations. (CVE-2016-1908)

It was discovered that OpenSSH incorrectly handled certain X11 forwarding
data. A remote authenticated attacker could possibly use this issue to
bypass certain intended command restrictions. (CVE-2016-3115)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 15.10
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.