Bug 1506630 (CVE-2017-15906) - CVE-2017-15906 openssh: Improper write operations in readonly mode allow for zero-length file creation
Summary: CVE-2017-15906 openssh: Improper write operations in readonly mode allow for ...
Status: NEW
Alias: CVE-2017-15906
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Whiteboard: impact=low,public=20171003,reported=2...
Keywords: Security
Depends On: 1506631 1517226
Blocks: 1498774 1506633
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Reported: 2017-10-26 13:16 UTC by Andrej Nemec
Modified: 2018-04-10 08:37 UTC (History)
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2018:0980 None None None 2018-04-10 08:37 UTC

Description Andrej Nemec 2017-10-26 13:16:17 UTC
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.

Upstream patch:




Comment 1 Andrej Nemec 2017-10-26 13:16:50 UTC
Created openssh tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1506631]

Comment 2 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2017-11-01 05:45:56 UTC

It seems the maximum impact of this flaw is that the attacker can create an extremely large number of zero length files to fill up a harddisk on a remote server which the attacker has read-only access to.

Comment 10 errata-xmlrpc 2018-04-10 08:37:25 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Via RHSA-2018:0980 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:0980

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