RHSA-2006:0698 - Security Advisory
openssh security update
Security Advisory: Important
Updated openssh packages that fix several security issues in sshd are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1.
This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat
Security Response Team.
OpenSSH is OpenBSD's SSH (Secure SHell) protocol implementation. This
package includes the core files necessary for both the OpenSSH client and
Mark Dowd discovered a signal handler race condition in the OpenSSH sshd
server. A remote attacker could possibly leverage this flaw to cause a
denial of service (crash). (CVE-2006-5051) The OpenSSH project believes the
likelihood of successful exploitation leading to arbitrary code execution
appears remote. However, the Red Hat Security Response Team have not yet
been able to verify this claim due to lack of upstream vulnerability
information. We are therefore including a fix for this flaw and have rated
it important security severity in the event our continued investigation
finds this issue to be exploitable.
Tavis Ormandy of the Google Security Team discovered a denial of service
bug in the OpenSSH sshd server. A remote attacker can send a specially
crafted SSH-1 request to the server causing sshd to consume a large
quantity of CPU resources. (CVE-2006-4924)
An arbitrary command execution flaw was discovered in the way scp copies
files locally. It is possible for a local attacker to create a file with a
carefully crafted name that could execute arbitrary commands as the user
running scp to copy files locally. (CVE-2006-0225)
The SSH daemon, when restricting host access by numeric IP addresses and
with VerifyReverseMapping disabled, allows remote attackers to bypass
"from=" and "user@host" address restrictions by connecting to a host from a
system whose reverse DNS hostname contains the numeric IP address.
All users of openssh should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches that resolve these issues.
Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.
This update is available via Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:
This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 2 ia64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 2 i386
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 2 ia64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 2 i386
- BZ - 174026 - CVE-2006-0225 local to local copy uses shell expansion twice
- BZ - 208248 - CVE-2003-0386 host based access bypass
- BZ - 208298 - CVE-2006-4924 openssh DoS
- BZ - 208430 - CVE-2006-5051 unsafe GSSAPI signal handler
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 2
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 2