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OpenSSH Vulnerability: CVE-2006-5229

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OpenSSH Vulnerability: CVE-2006-5229

Severity
3
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Published
10/10/2006
Created
07/25/2018
Added
12/05/2012
Modified
05/27/2016

Description

OpenSSH portable 4.1 on SUSE Linux, and possibly other platforms and versions, and possibly under limited configurations, allows remote attackers to determine valid usernames via timing discrepancies in which responses take longer for valid usernames than invalid ones, as demonstrated by sshtime. NOTE: as of 20061014, it appears that this issue is dependent on the use of manually-set passwords that causes delays when processing /etc/shadow due to an increased number of rounds.

Solution(s)

  • openbsd-openssh-upgrade-latest

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