GLSA 200609-17 OpenSSH: Denial of Service
Posted on: 09/27/2006 06:55 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - OpenSSH: Denial of Service. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200609-17
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: OpenSSH: Denial of Service
Date: September 27, 2006
Bugs: #148228
ID: 200609-17

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Synopsis
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A flaw in the OpenSSH daemon allows remote unauthenticated attackers to
cause a Denial of Service.

Background
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OpenSSH is a free suite of applications for the SSH protocol, developed
and maintained by the OpenBSD project.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-misc/openssh lt; 4.3_p2-r5 gt;= 4.3_p2-r5

Description
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Tavis Ormandy of the Google Security Team discovered a Denial of
Service vulnerability in the SSH protocol version 1 CRC compensation
attack detector.

Impact
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A remote unauthenticated attacker may be able to trigger excessive CPU
usage by sending a pathological SSH message, denying service to other
legitimate users or processes.

Workaround
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The system administrator may disable SSH protocol version 1 in
/etc/ssh/sshd_config.

Resolution
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All OpenSSH users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-misc/openssh-4.3_p2-r3"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2006-4924
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4924

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200609-17.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2006 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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