USN-3061-1: OpenSSH vulnerabilities
15 August 2016
Several security issues were fixed in OpenSSH.
- openssh - secure shell (SSH) for secure access to remote machines
Eddie Harari discovered that OpenSSH incorrectly handled password hashing
when authenticating non-existing users. A remote attacker could perform a
timing attack and enumerate valid users. (CVE-2016-6210)
Tomas Kuthan, Andres Rojas, and Javier Nieto discovered that OpenSSH did
not limit password lengths. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause
OpenSSH to consume resources, leading to a denial of service.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.