Public Date:
1252844: CVE-2015-6563 openssh: Privilege separation weakness related to PAM support
A flaw was found in the way OpenSSH handled PAM authentication when using privilege separation. An attacker with valid credentials on the system and able to fully compromise a non-privileged pre-authentication process using a different flaw could use this flaw to authenticate as other users.

Find out more about CVE-2015-6563 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 6.2
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (openssh) RHSA-2016:0741 2016-05-10
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (openssh) RHSA-2015:2088 2015-11-19

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 openssh Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 openssh Will not fix

External References

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