OpenSSH vulnerabilities

2016-08-15T00:00:00
ID USN-3061-1
Type ubuntu
Reporter Ubuntu
Modified 2016-08-15T00:00:00

Description

Eddie Harari discovered that OpenSSH incorrectly handled password hashing when authenticating non-existing users. A remote attacker could perform a timing attack and enumerate valid users. (CVE-2016-6210)

Tomas Kuthan, Andres Rojas, and Javier Nieto discovered that OpenSSH did not limit password lengths. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause OpenSSH to consume resources, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2016-6515)