Bug 1384566

Summary: Memory leak in KEXINIT resulting in a DoS situation
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Reporter: thibaut.pouzet
Component: opensshAssignee: Jakub Jelen <jjelen>
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE QA Contact: BaseOS QE Security Team <qe-baseos-security>
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Version: 7.4CC: thibaut.pouzet
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Description thibaut.pouzet 2016-10-13 14:45:10 UTC
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There has been a patch made upstream for a DoS issue within openssh-server
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Unregister the KEXINIT handler after message has been received. Otherwise an unauthenticated peer can repeat the KEXINIT and cause allocation of up to 128MB -- until the connection is closed. Reported by shilei-c at 360.cn

I cannot find any information inside RedHat's bugzilla about the status of RHEL on this topic.

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Comment 2 Jakub Jelen 2016-10-17 07:42:14 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 1384860 ***