GLSA 200611-06 OpenSSH: Multiple Denial of Service vulnerabilities
Posted on: 11/14/2006 12:20 AM

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

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200611-06
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: OpenSSH: Multiple Denial of Service vulnerabilities
Date: November 13, 2006
Bugs: #149502
ID: 200611-06

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Synopsis
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Several Denial of Service vulnerabilities have been identified in
OpenSSH.

Background
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OpenSSH is a complete SSH protocol version 1.3, 1.5 and 2.0
implementation and includes sftp client and server support.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-misc/openssh lt; 4.4_p1-r5 gt;= 4.4_p1-r5

Description
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Tavis Ormandy of the Google Security Team has discovered a
pre-authentication vulnerability, causing sshd to spin until the login
grace time has been expired. Mark Dowd found an unsafe signal handler
that was vulnerable to a race condition. It has also been discovered
that when GSSAPI authentication is enabled, GSSAPI will in certain
cases incorrectly abort.

Impact
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The pre-authentication and signal handler vulnerabilities can cause a
Denial of Service in OpenSSH. The vulnerability in the GSSAPI
authentication abort could be used to determine the validity of
usernames on some platforms.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All OpenSSH users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-misc/openssh-4.4_p1-r5"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2006-5051
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-5051
[ 2 ] CVE-2006-5052
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-5052
[ 3 ] OpenSSH Security Advisory
http://www.openssh.com/txt/release-4.4

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-200611-06.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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