Vulnerability CVE-2019-16905


Published: 2019-10-09

Description:
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 remote 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.

Type:

CWE-190

(Integer Overflow or Wraparound)

Vendor: Openbsd
Product: Openssh 
Version:
8.0
7.9
7.8
7.7

CVSS2 => (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
7.5/10
6.4/10
10/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Remote
Low
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
Partial
Partial
Partial

 References:
https://0day.life/exploits/0day-1009.html
https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1153537
https://cvsweb.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/cvsweb/src/usr.bin/ssh/sshkey-xmss.c
https://cvsweb.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/cvsweb/src/usr.bin/ssh/sshkey-xmss.c.diff?r1=1.5&r2=1.6&f=h
https://www.openssh.com/releasenotes.html
https://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2019/10/09/1

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