Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2303-1 libssh -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
01 Aug 2020
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2020-16135.
More information:

The code in src/sftpserver.c did not verify the validity of certain pointers and expected them to be valid. A NULL pointer dereference could have been occurred that typically causes a crash and thus a denial-of-service.

For Debian 9 stretch, this problem has been fixed in version 0.7.3-2+deb9u3.

We recommend that you upgrade your libssh packages.

For the detailed security status of libssh please refer to its security tracker page at:

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