CVE-2015-5600

NameCVE-2015-5600
DescriptionThe kbdint_next_device function in auth2-chall.c in sshd in OpenSSH through 6.9 does not properly restrict the processing of keyboard-interactive devices within a single connection, which makes it easier for remote attackers to conduct brute-force attacks or cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via a long and duplicative list in the ssh -oKbdInteractiveDevices option, as demonstrated by a modified client that provides a different password for each pam element on this list.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-1500-1, DLA-288-1
Debian Bugs793616

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
openssh (PTS)bullseye (security), bullseye1:8.4p1-5+deb11u3fixed
bookworm1:9.2p1-2+deb12u2fixed
bookworm (security)1:9.2p1-2+deb12u3fixed
sid, trixie1:9.7p1-7fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
opensshsourcesqueeze1:5.5p1-6+squeeze6DLA-288-1
opensshsourcejessie1:6.7p1-5+deb8u6DLA-1500-1
opensshsource(unstable)1:6.9p1-1793616

Notes

[wheezy] - openssh <no-dsa> (Minor issue; not in default configurations)
http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2015/Jul/92
Affects configurations that have KbdInteractiveAuthentication set
to yes. Default for KbdInteractiveAuthentication is to use whatever
value ChallengeResponseAuthentication is set to, which is 'no' in
default configurations in Debian.

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