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CentOS Update for libssh2 CESA-2016:0428 centos7

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

CentOS Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

4.3

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

6 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

Check the version of libssh2

Insight

Insight

The libssh2 packages provide a library that implements the SSHv2 protocol. A type confusion issue was found in the way libssh2 generated ephemeral secrets for the diffie-hellman-group1 and diffie-hellman-group14 key exchange methods. This would cause an SSHv2 Diffie-Hellman handshake to use significantly less secure random parameters. (CVE-2016-0787) Red Hat would like to thank Aris Adamantiadis for reporting this issue. All libssh2 users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing these updated packages, all running applications using libssh2 must be restarted for this update to take effect.

Affected Software

Affected Software

libssh2 on CentOS 7

Detection Method

Detection Method

Checks if a vulnerable version is present on the target host.

Solution

Solution

Please Install the Updated Packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)