[USN-6598-1] Paramiko vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Thu Jan 25 13:45:45 UTC 2024

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6598-1
January 25, 2024

paramiko vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 23.10
- Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS


A protocol flaw was fixed in Paramiko.

Software Description:
- paramiko: Python SSH2 library


Fabian Bäumer, Marcus Brinkmann, Jörg Schwenk discovered that the SSH
protocol was vulnerable to a prefix truncation attack. If a remote attacker
was able to intercept SSH communications, extension negotiation messages
could be truncated, possibly leading to certain algorithms and features
being downgraded. This issue is known as the Terrapin attack. This update
adds protocol extensions to mitigate this issue.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 23.10:
   python3-paramiko                2.12.0-2ubuntu1.23.10.2

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS:
   python3-paramiko                2.9.3-0ubuntu1.2

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
   python3-paramiko                2.6.0-2ubuntu0.3

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


Package Information:

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