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By the Year

In 2021 there have been 3 vulnerabilities in OpenBSD OpenSSH with an average score of 6.5 out of ten. Last year OpenSSH had 2 security vulnerabilities published. That is, 1 more vulnerability have already been reported in 2021 as compared to last year. Last year, the average CVE base score was greater by 0.38

Year Vulnerabilities Average Score
2021 3 6.47
2020 2 6.85
2019 5 6.52
2018 3 6.03

It may take a day or so for new OpenSSH vulnerabilities to show up in the stats or in the list of recent security vulnerabilties. Additionally vulnerabilities may be tagged under a different product or component name.

Recent OpenBSD OpenSSH Security Vulnerabilities

sshd in OpenSSH 6.2 through 8.x before 8.8, when certain non-default configurations are used

CVE-2021-41617 7 - High - September 26, 2021

sshd in OpenSSH 6.2 through 8.x before 8.8, when certain non-default configurations are used, allows privilege escalation because supplemental groups are not initialized as expected. Helper programs for AuthorizedKeysCommand and AuthorizedPrincipalsCommand may run with privileges associated with group memberships of the sshd process, if the configuration specifies running the command as a different user.

Improper Privilege Management

OpenSSH through 8.7 allows remote attackers, who have a suspicion

CVE-2016-20012 5.3 - Medium - September 15, 2021

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.

ssh-agent in OpenSSH before 8.5 has a double free

CVE-2021-28041 7.1 - High - March 05, 2021

ssh-agent in OpenSSH before 8.5 has a double free that may be relevant in a few less-common scenarios, such as unconstrained agent-socket access on a legacy operating system, or the forwarding of an agent to an attacker-controlled host.

Double-free

** DISPUTED ** scp in OpenSSH through 8.3p1

CVE-2020-15778 7.8 - High - July 24, 2020

** DISPUTED ** scp in OpenSSH through 8.3p1 allows command injection in the scp.c toremote function, as demonstrated by backtick characters in the destination argument. NOTE: the vendor reportedly has stated that they intentionally omit validation of "anomalous argument transfers" because that could "stand a great chance of breaking existing workflows."

Shell injection

The client side in OpenSSH 5.7 through 8.4 has an Observable Discrepancy leading to an information leak in the algorithm negotiation

CVE-2020-14145 5.9 - Medium - June 29, 2020

The client side in OpenSSH 5.7 through 8.4 has an Observable Discrepancy leading to an information leak in the algorithm negotiation. This allows man-in-the-middle attackers to target initial connection attempts (where no host key for the server has been cached by the client). NOTE: some reports state that 8.5 and 8.6 are also affected.

Information Disclosure

OpenSSH 7.7 through 7.9 and 8.x before 8.1

CVE-2019-16905 7.8 - High - October 09, 2019

OpenSSH 7.7 through 7.9 and 8.x before 8.1, when compiled with an experimental key type, has a pre-authentication integer overflow if a client or server is configured to use a crafted XMSS key. This leads to memory corruption and local code execution because of an error in the XMSS key parsing algorithm. NOTE: the XMSS implementation is considered experimental in all released OpenSSH versions, and there is no supported way to enable it when building portable OpenSSH.

Integer Overflow or Wraparound

An issue was discovered in OpenSSH 7.9

CVE-2019-6111 5.9 - Medium - January 31, 2019

An issue was discovered in OpenSSH 7.9. Due to the scp implementation being derived from 1983 rcp, the server chooses which files/directories are sent to the client. However, the scp client only performs cursory validation of the object name returned (only directory traversal attacks are prevented). A malicious scp server (or Man-in-The-Middle attacker) can overwrite arbitrary files in the scp client target directory. If recursive operation (-r) is performed, the server can manipulate subdirectories as well (for example, to overwrite the .ssh/authorized_keys file).

Directory traversal

In OpenSSH 7.9, due to accepting and displaying arbitrary stderr output

CVE-2019-6110 6.8 - Medium - January 31, 2019

In OpenSSH 7.9, due to accepting and displaying arbitrary stderr output from the server, a malicious server (or Man-in-The-Middle attacker) can manipulate the client output, for example to use ANSI control codes to hide additional files being transferred.

Inappropriate Encoding for Output Context

An issue was discovered in OpenSSH 7.9

CVE-2019-6109 6.8 - Medium - January 31, 2019

An issue was discovered in OpenSSH 7.9. Due to missing character encoding in the progress display, a malicious server (or Man-in-The-Middle attacker) can employ crafted object names to manipulate the client output, e.g., by using ANSI control codes to hide additional files being transferred. This affects refresh_progress_meter() in progressmeter.c.

Output Sanitization

In OpenSSH 7.9, scp.c in the scp client allows remote SSH servers to bypass intended access restrictions via the filename of

CVE-2018-20685 5.3 - Medium - January 10, 2019

In OpenSSH 7.9, scp.c in the scp client allows remote SSH servers to bypass intended access restrictions via the filename of . or an empty filename. The impact is modifying the permissions of the target directory on the client side.

AuthZ

Remotely observable behaviour in auth-gss2.c in OpenSSH through 7.8 could be used by remote attackers to detect existence of users on a target system when GSS2 is in use

CVE-2018-15919 5.3 - Medium - August 28, 2018

Remotely observable behaviour in auth-gss2.c in OpenSSH through 7.8 could be used by remote attackers to detect existence of users on a target system when GSS2 is in use. NOTE: the discoverer states 'We understand that the OpenSSH developers do not want to treat such a username enumeration (or "oracle") as a vulnerability.'

Information Disclosure

OpenSSH through 7.7 is prone to a user enumeration vulnerability due to not delaying bailout for an invalid authenticating user until after the packet containing the request has been fully parsed

CVE-2018-15473 5.3 - Medium - August 17, 2018

OpenSSH through 7.7 is prone to a user enumeration vulnerability due to not delaying bailout for an invalid authenticating user until after the packet containing the request has been fully parsed, related to auth2-gss.c, auth2-hostbased.c, and auth2-pubkey.c.

Race Condition

sshd in OpenSSH before 7.4

CVE-2016-10708 7.5 - High - January 21, 2018

sshd in OpenSSH before 7.4 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and daemon crash) via an out-of-sequence NEWKEYS message, as demonstrated by Honggfuzz, related to kex.c and packet.c.

NULL Pointer Dereference

The process_open function in sftp-server.c in OpenSSH before 7.6 does not properly prevent write operations in readonly mode, which

CVE-2017-15906 5.3 - Medium - October 26, 2017

The process_open function in sftp-server.c in OpenSSH before 7.6 does not properly prevent write operations in readonly mode, which allows attackers to create zero-length files.

Incorrect Permission Assignment for Critical Resource

authfile.c in sshd in OpenSSH before 7.4 does not properly consider the effects of realloc on buffer contents, which might

CVE-2016-10011 5.5 - Medium - January 05, 2017

authfile.c in sshd in OpenSSH before 7.4 does not properly consider the effects of realloc on buffer contents, which might allow local users to obtain sensitive private-key information by leveraging access to a privilege-separated child process.

Key Management Errors

The auth_password function in auth-passwd.c in sshd in OpenSSH before 7.3 does not limit password lengths for password authentication, which

CVE-2016-6515 7.5 - High - August 07, 2016

The auth_password function in auth-passwd.c in sshd in OpenSSH before 7.3 does not limit password lengths for password authentication, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crypt CPU consumption) via a long string.

Improper Input Validation

OpenSSH, when using OPIE (One-Time Passwords in Everything) for PAM

CVE-2007-2768 - May 21, 2007

OpenSSH, when using OPIE (One-Time Passwords in Everything) for PAM, allows remote attackers to determine the existence of certain user accounts, which displays a different response if the user account exists and is configured to use one-time passwords (OTP), a similar issue to CVE-2007-2243.

Information Disclosure

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