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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2016-6515: Security patch for openssh (ALAS-2017-898)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2016-6515: Security patch for openssh (ALAS-2017-898)

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Published
08/07/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/03/2017
Modified
05/07/2019

Description

The auth_password function in auth-passwd.c in sshd in OpenSSH before 7.3 does not limit password lengths for password authentication, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crypt CPU consumption) via a long string.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-openssh

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-openssh

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