Public Date:
1506630: CVE-2017-15906 openssh: Improper write operations in readonly mode allow for zero-length file creation

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The process_open function in sftp-server.c in OpenSSH before 7.6 does not properly prevent write operations in readonly mode, which allows attackers to create zero-length files.

Find out more about CVE-2017-15906 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v3 metrics

CVSS3 Base Score 4.3
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N
Attack Vector Network
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required Low
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality None
Integrity Impact Low
Availability Impact None

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (openssh) RHSA-2018:0980 2018-04-10

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 openssh Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 openssh Not affected
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