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FreeBSD: VID-6A2CFCDC-9DEA-11E6-A298-14DAE9D210B8 (CVE-2016-8858): FreeBSD -- OpenSSH Remote Denial of Service vulnerability

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FreeBSD: VID-6A2CFCDC-9DEA-11E6-A298-14DAE9D210B8 (CVE-2016-8858): FreeBSD -- OpenSSH Remote Denial of Service vulnerability

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Published
10/19/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
11/14/2016
Modified
05/07/2019

Description

** DISPUTED ** The kex_input_kexinit function in kex.c in OpenSSH 6.x and 7.x through 7.3 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by sending many duplicate KEXINIT requests. NOTE: a third party reports that "OpenSSH upstream does not consider this as a security issue."

Solution(s)

  • freebsd-upgrade-base-10_3-release-p12
  • freebsd-upgrade-base-11_0-release-p3
  • freebsd-upgrade-package-openssh-portable

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