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(Last modified: 20OCT2006)


solutions Security update for OpenSSH SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (05412985c36daeff0c33b88942b68c2c)

Applies to

Package: openssh
openssh-askpass
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM POWER
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SUSE SLED 10 for x86
SUSE SLED 10 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SUSE SLES 10 for x86
SUSE SLES 10 for IPF
SUSE SLES 10 for IBM POWER
SUSE SLES 10 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE SLES 10 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0
SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8
SuSE Linux School Server for i386
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Novell Linux POS 9
Open Enterprise Server
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
Patch: patch-11248
Release: 20061020
Obsoletes: c0a0e2dc5435936145cde433208b0b1b

Indications

Please install this update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

Several security problems were fixed in OpenSSH:
  • CVE-2006-4924: A denial of service problem has been fixed in OpenSSH which could be used to cause lots of CPU consumption on a remote openssh server.
  • CVE-2006-4925: If a remote attacker is able to inject network traffic this could be used to cause a client connection to close.
  • CVE-2006-5051: Fixed an unsafe signal hander reported by Mark Dowd. The signal handler was vulnerable to a race condition that could be exploited to perform a pre-authentication denial of service. This vulnerability could theoretically lead to pre-authentication remote code execution if GSSAPI authentication is enabled, but the likelihood of successful exploitation appears remote.
  • CVE-2006-5052: Fixed a GSSAPI authentication abort that could be used to determine the validity of usernames on some platforms.

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh openssh.rpm openssh-askpass.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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