Upstream information

CVE-2013-4434 at MITRE


Dropbear SSH Server before 2013.59 generates error messages for a failed logon attempt with different time delays depending on whether the user account exists, which allows remote attackers to discover valid usernames.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Does not affect SUSE products

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 5
Vector AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact None
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 845306 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

SUSE Security Advisories:

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
openSUSE 12.3
  • dropbear >= 2013.60-7.4.1
  • dropbear-debuginfo >= 2013.60-7.4.1
  • dropbear-debugsource >= 2013.60-7.4.1
openSUSE 13.1
  • dropbear >= 2013.60-2.4.1
  • dropbear-debuginfo >= 2013.60-2.4.1
  • dropbear-debugsource >= 2013.60-2.4.1