CVE Database

CVE-2014-2653

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2014-03-24
CWE: CWE-592
Bugzilla: 1081338: CVE-2014-2653 openssh: failure to check DNS SSHFP records in certain scenarios

Details

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.

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Statement

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, https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata/

CVSS v2 metrics

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 October 13, 2014
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 7 (openssh) RHSA-2015:0425 March 04, 2015

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