Public Date:
1081338: CVE-2014-2653 openssh: failure to check DNS SSHFP records in certain scenarios
It was discovered that OpenSSH clients did not correctly verify DNS SSHFP records. A malicious server could use this flaw to force a connecting client to skip the DNS SSHFP record check and require the user to perform manual host verification of the DNS SSHFP record.

Find out more about CVE-2014-2653 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having Moderate security impact. This issue is not planned to be fixed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 as it is now in Production 3 Phase of the support and maintenance life cycle,

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 4.3
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact None

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (openssh) RHSA-2014:1552 2014-10-13
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 7 (openssh) RHSA-2015:0425 2015-03-04

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 openssh Will not fix