Debian Security Advisory
DSA-2879-1 libssh -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 13 Mar 2014
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2014-0017.
- More information:
It was discovered that libssh, a tiny C SSH library, did not reset the state of the PRNG after accepting a connection. A server mode application that forks itself to handle incoming connections could see its children sharing the same PRNG state, resulting in a cryptographic weakness and possibly the recovery of the private key.
For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 0.4.5-3+squeeze2.
For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 0.5.4-1+deb7u1.
For the testing distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 0.5.4-3.
For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 0.5.4-3.
We recommend that you upgrade your libssh packages.