|Bugzilla:||908707: CVE-2010-5107 openssh: Prevent connection slot exhaustion attacks|
The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:
The default configuration of OpenSSH through 6.1 enforces a fixed time limit between establishing a TCP connection and completing a login, which makes it easier for remote attackers to cause a denial of service (connection-slot exhaustion) by periodically making many new TCP connections.
This issue affects the versions of OpenSSH as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw.
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Red Hat security errata
|RHEV Hypervisor for RHEL-6 (rhev-hypervisor6)||RHSA-2013:1527||November 21, 2013|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (openssh)||RHSA-2013:1591||November 20, 2013|
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