Bug 1614973 (CVE-2018-10933) - CVE-2018-10933 libssh: Authentication Bypass due to improper message callbacks implementation
Summary: CVE-2018-10933 libssh: Authentication Bypass due to improper message callback...
Status: NEW
Alias: CVE-2018-10933
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1637257 1637258 1639925 1639926
Blocks: 1614980
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Reported: 2018-08-10 21:51 UTC by Laura Pardo
Modified: 2019-09-29 14:47 UTC (History)
22 users (show)

Fixed In Version: libssh 0.7.6, libssh 0.8.4
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A vulnerability was found in libssh's server-side state machine. A malicious client could create channels without first performing authentication, resulting in unauthorized access.
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Red Hat Knowledge Base (Solution) 3661121 None None None 2018-10-22 03:18:08 UTC

Description Laura Pardo 2018-08-10 21:51:40 UTC
A flaw was found in libSSH which can enable a client to bypass the authentication process and set the internal state machine maintained by the library to authenticated, enabling the (otherwise prohibited) creation of channels.

Comment 1 Doran Moppert 2018-10-09 02:21:16 UTC

Name: the libssh team
Upstream: Peter Winter-Smith (NCC Group)

Comment 5 Doran Moppert 2018-10-16 22:56:25 UTC
Created libssh tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1639925]

Comment 7 Doran Moppert 2018-10-16 22:57:22 UTC
Upstream issue:


Comment 8 Doran Moppert 2018-10-16 22:57:33 UTC
External References:


Comment 17 Doran Moppert 2018-10-18 23:24:56 UTC

This vulnerability affects libssh shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Extras. No libssh packages are included in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and earlier. This issue does not affect libssh2 or openssh.

This issue can only be affect applications that use libssh to implement an SSH server; SSH client functionality is not affected. No packages in Red Hat products use libssh to implement an SSH server. Therefore, no package from Red Hat that uses the libssh library is affected by this flaw.

The libssh library is available for customer or third party code to use. Such code that is linked against libssh and uses the `ssh_bind*` functions may be affected by this flaw.

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