Security update for openssh

SUSE Security Update: Security update for openssh
Announcement ID: SUSE-SU-2016:2281-1
Rating: moderate
References: #948902 #981654 #989363 #992533
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4

  • An update that solves two vulnerabilities and has two fixes is now available.


    This update for openssh fixes the following issues:

    - CVE-2016-6210: Prevent user enumeration through the timing of password
    processing (bsc#989363) [-prevent_timing_user_enumeration]
    - Allow lowering the DH groups parameter limit in server as well as when
    GSSAPI key exchange is used (bsc#948902)
    - CVE-2016-6515: Limiting the accepted password length to prevent possible
    DoS (bsc#992533)

    Bug fixes:
    - avoid complaining about unset DISPLAY variable (bsc#981654)

    Patch Instructions:

    To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
    Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:
      zypper in -t patch slessp4-openssh-12736=1
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:
      zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-openssh-12736=1

    To bring your system up-to-date, use "zypper patch".

    Package List:

    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4 (i586 ia64 ppc64 s390x x86_64):
      • openssh-6.6p1-28.1
      • openssh-askpass-gnome-6.6p1-28.2
      • openssh-fips-6.6p1-28.1
      • openssh-helpers-6.6p1-28.1
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4 (i586 ia64 ppc64 s390x x86_64):
      • openssh-askpass-gnome-debuginfo-6.6p1-28.2
      • openssh-debuginfo-6.6p1-28.1
      • openssh-debugsource-6.6p1-28.1