Mageia Linux Local Check: mgasa-2016-0082

Published: 2016-02-25 07:28:26
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

Technical Details:
Updated libssh Linux Distribution Packages fix security vulnerability: libssh versions 0.1 and above have a bits/bytes confusion bug and generate an abnormally short ephemeral secret for the diffie-hellman-group1 and diffie-hellman-group14 key exchange methods. The resulting secret is 128 bits long, instead of the recommended sizes of 1024 and 2048 bits respectively. Both client and server are are vulnerable, pre-authentication. This vulnerability could be exploited by an eavesdropper with enough resources to decrypt or intercept SSH sessions (CVE-2016-0739).

Recommendations:
Update the affected Linux Distribution Packages to the latest available version.

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Summary:
Mageia Linux Local Security Checks mgasa-2016-0082

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-0739

References:

https://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2016-0082.html

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Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
4.3

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