CVE-2015-6563

NameCVE-2015-6563
DescriptionThe monitor component in sshd in OpenSSH before 7.0 on non-OpenBSD platforms accepts extraneous username data in MONITOR_REQ_PAM_INIT_CTX requests, which allows local users to conduct impersonation attacks by leveraging any SSH login access in conjunction with control of the sshd uid to send a crafted MONITOR_REQ_PWNAM request, related to monitor.c and monitor_wrap.c.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-1500-1
NVD severitylow
Debian Bugs795711

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
openssh (PTS)jessie1:6.7p1-5+deb8u4vulnerable
jessie (security)1:6.7p1-5+deb8u8fixed
stretch1:7.4p1-10+deb9u7fixed
stretch (security)1:7.4p1-10+deb9u6fixed
buster, buster (security)1:7.9p1-10+deb10u1fixed
bullseye, sid1:8.1p1-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
opensshsource(unstable)1:6.9p1-1795711
opensshsourcejessie1:6.7p1-5+deb8u6DLA-1500-1

Notes

[wheezy] - openssh <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[squeeze] - openssh <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
https://anongit.mindrot.org/openssh.git/commit/?id=d4697fe9a28dab7255c60433e4dd23cf7fce8a8b
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/08/11/9

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