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OpenSSH Vulnerability: CVE-2016-8858

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OpenSSH Vulnerability: CVE-2016-8858

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Published
12/09/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
12/12/2016
Modified
02/20/2020

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)

  • openbsd-openssh-upgrade-latest

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