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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6592-2

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6592-2
Posted Feb 5, 2024
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 6592-2 - USN-6592-1 fixed vulnerabilities in libssh. This update provides the corresponding updates for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. It was discovered that libssh incorrectly handled the ProxyCommand and the ProxyJump features. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to inject malicious code into the command of the features mentioned through the hostname parameter.

tags | advisory, remote, vulnerability
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2023-6004, CVE-2023-6918
SHA-256 | 8b05812f1564de798f6fac3b6ba6391af039f74309ab8408b47cb1ef70eee3fa

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6592-2

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6592-2
February 05, 2024

libssh vulnerabilities
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in libssh.

Software Description:
- libssh: A tiny C SSH library

Details:

USN-6592-1 fixed vulnerabilities in libssh. This update provides the
corresponding updates for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that libssh incorrectly handled the ProxyCommand and the
ProxyJump features. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to
inject malicious code into the command of the features mentioned through
the hostname parameter. (CVE-2023-6004)

It was discovered that libssh incorrectly handled return codes when
performing message digest operations. A remote attacker could possibly use
this issue to cause libssh to crash, obtain sensitive information, or
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2023-6918)

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
libssh-4 0.8.0~20170825.94fa1e38-1ubuntu0.7+esm3
libssh-gcrypt-4 0.8.0~20170825.94fa1e38-1ubuntu0.7+esm3

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
libssh-4 0.6.3-4.3ubuntu0.6+esm1
libssh-gcrypt-4 0.6.3-4.3ubuntu0.6+esm1

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References:
https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-6592-2
https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-6592-1
CVE-2023-6004, CVE-2023-6918

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