[USN-2164-1] OpenSSH vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Mon Apr 7 19:25:25 UTC 2014

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2164-1
April 07, 2014

openssh vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 13.10
- Ubuntu 12.10
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


A malicious server could bypass OpenSSH SSHFP DNS record checking.

Software Description:
- openssh: secure shell (SSH) for secure access to remote machines


Matthew Vernon discovered that OpenSSH did not correctly check SSHFP DNS
records if a server presented an unacceptable host certificate. A malicious
server could use this issue to disable SSHFP checking.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 13.10:
  openssh-client                  1:6.2p2-6ubuntu0.3

Ubuntu 12.10:
  openssh-client                  1:6.0p1-3ubuntu1.2

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  openssh-client                  1:5.9p1-5ubuntu1.3

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.


Package Information:

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