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USN-5666-1: OpenSSH vulnerability

10 October 2022

OpenSSH could be made to run arbitrary code if it some non-default configuration are in use.



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


It was discovered that OpenSSH incorrectly handled certain helper programs.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to arbitrary code execution.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04

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