CVE-2016-20012

NameCVE-2016-20012
Description** DISPUTED ** OpenSSH through 8.7 allows remote attackers, who have a suspicion that a certain combination of username and public key is known to an SSH server, to test whether this suspicion is correct. This occurs because a challenge is sent only when that combination could be valid for a login session. NOTE: the vendor does not recognize user enumeration as a vulnerability for this product.
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Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
openssh (PTS)buster1:7.9p1-10+deb10u2vulnerable
buster (security)1:7.9p1-10+deb10u1vulnerable
bullseye1:8.4p1-5+deb11u1vulnerable
bookworm, sid1:9.0p1-1vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
opensshsource(unstable)(unfixed)unimportant

Notes

https://github.com/openssh/openssh-portable/pull/270
Negligible impact, not treated as a security issue by upstream

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