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USN-3795-3: libssh regression

29 November 2018

USN-3795-1 and USN-3795-2 introduced a regression in libssh.



  • libssh - A tiny C SSH library


USN-3795-1 and USN-3795-2 fixed a vulnerability in libssh. The upstream
fix introduced a regression. This update fixes the problem.

Original advisory details:

Peter Winter-Smith discovered that libssh incorrectly handled
authentication when being used as a server. A remote attacker could use
this issue to bypass authentication without any credentials.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.10
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.