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Debian: DSA-3626-1: openssh security update

Date 24 Jul 2016
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Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
Eddie Harari reported that the OpenSSH SSH daemon allows user enumeration through timing differences when trying to authenticate users. When sshd tries to authenticate a non-existing user, it will pick up a fixed fake password structure with a hash based on the Blowfish

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-3626-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
https://www.debian.org/security/                     Salvatore Bonaccorso
July 24, 2016                         https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : openssh
CVE ID         : CVE-2016-6210
Debian Bug     : 831902

Eddie Harari reported that the OpenSSH SSH daemon allows user
enumeration through timing differences when trying to authenticate
users. When sshd tries to authenticate a non-existing user, it will pick
up a fixed fake password structure with a hash based on the Blowfish
algorithm. If real users passwords are hashed using SHA256/SHA512, then
a remote attacker can take advantage of this flaw by sending large
passwords, receiving shorter response times from the server for
non-existing users.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in
version 1:6.7p1-5+deb8u3.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 1:7.2p2-6.

We recommend that you upgrade your openssh packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: https://www.debian.org/security/

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