CVE-2016-1908

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2016-01-14
IAVA:
2016-A-0225
CWE:
CWE-284
Bugzilla:
1298741: CVE-2016-1908 openssh: possible fallback from untrusted to trusted X11 forwarding
An access flaw was discovered in OpenSSH; the OpenSSH client did not correctly handle failures to generate authentication cookies for untrusted X11 forwarding. A malicious or compromised remote X application could possibly use this flaw to establish a trusted connection to the local X server, even if only untrusted X11 forwarding was requested.

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Statement

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5:
This vulnerability has been rated as having a security impact of Moderate. After evaluation and in accordance with the criteria noted in the product support life cycle, there are no plans to address this issue in an upcoming release. Please contact Red Hat Support for further information.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 4.9
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:N
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact None

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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-2016:0465 2016-03-21

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 openssh Will not fix
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.
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