Debian Security Advisory
DLA-594-1 openssh -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 12 Aug 2016
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 833823.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-6515.
- More information:
OpenSSH secure shell client and server had a denial of service vulnerability reported.
The password authentication function in sshd in OpenSSH before 7.3 does not limit password lengths for password authentication, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crypt CPU consumption) via a long string.
For Debian 7
Wheezy, this problems has been fixed in version 6.0p1-4+deb7u6.
We recommend that you upgrade your openssh packages.
Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS