USN-3603-1: Paramiko vulnerability

20 March 2018

Paramiko could be made to run programs if it received specially crafted network traffic.




Matthijs Kooijman discovered that Paramiko's SSH server implementation
did not properly require authentication before processing requests. An
unauthenticated remote attacker could possibly use this to execute
arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.10
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

After a standard system update you need to restart any applications
using Paramiko's server implementation to make all the necessary changes.


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