Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2038-1 libssh -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
17 Dec 2019
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 946548.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2019-14889.
More information:

It was found that libssh, a tiny C SSH library, does not sufficiently sanitize path parameters provided to the server, allowing an attacker with only SCP file access to execute arbitrary commands on the server.

For Debian 8 Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 0.6.3-4+deb8u4.

We recommend that you upgrade your libssh packages.

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