[USN-3795-2] libssh vulnerability


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From: Marc Deslauriers
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Subject: [USN-3795-2] libssh vulnerability

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3795-2
October 22, 2018

libssh vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

– Ubuntu 18.10

Summary:

libssh could allow unintended access to network services.

Software Description:
– libssh: A tiny C SSH library

Details:

USN-3795-1 fixed a vulnerability in libssh. This update provides the
corresponding update for Ubuntu 18.10.

Original advisory details:

Peter Winter-Smith discovered that libssh incorrectly handled
authentication when being used as a server. A remote attacker could use
this issue to bypass authentication without any credentials.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 18.10:
libssh-4 0.8.1-1ubuntu0.1

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3795-2
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3795-1
CVE-2018-10933

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libssh/0.8.1-1ubuntu0.1

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