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Security Advisory - Moderate: openssh security, bug fix, update - RH EL6

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Red Hat has released a security update for EL6 that will apply to
Koozali SME9.#, it has been rated as Moderate.

Update will be available from upstream as appropriate.

See here for full notice: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-0741.html

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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Moderate: openssh security, bug fix, and enhancement update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2016:0741-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-0741.html
Issue date:        2016-05-10
CVE Names:         CVE-2015-5352 CVE-2015-6563 CVE-2015-6564
                   CVE-2016-1908
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1. Summary:

An update for openssh is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact
of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which
gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from
the CVE link(s) in the References section.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Optional (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6) - x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node Optional (v. 6) - x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6) - i386, ppc64, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Optional (v. 6) - i386, ppc64, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation Optional (v. 6) - i386, x86_64

3. Description:

OpenSSH is an SSH protocol implementation supported by a number of Linux,
UNIX, and similar operating systems. It includes the core files necessary
for both the OpenSSH client and server.

Security Fix(es):

* It was found that the OpenSSH client did not properly enforce the
ForwardX11Timeout setting. 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.
(CVE-2015-5352)

* A flaw was found in the way OpenSSH handled PAM authentication when using
privilege separation. An attacker with valid credentials on the system and
able to fully compromise a non-privileged pre-authentication process using
a different flaw could use this flaw to authenticate as other users.
(CVE-2015-6563)

* A use-after-free flaw was found in OpenSSH. An attacker able to fully
compromise a non-privileged pre-authentication process using a different
flaw could possibly cause sshd to crash or execute arbitrary code with root
privileges. (CVE-2015-6564)

* 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.
(CVE-2016-1908)

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 6.8 Release Notes and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8
Technical Notes linked from the References section.

4. Solution:

For details on how to apply this update, which includes the changes
described in this advisory, refer to:

https://access.redhat.com/articles/11258

After installing this update, the OpenSSH server daemon (sshd) will be
restarted automatically.
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