libssh vulnerability: Critical flaw in Linux and Mac SSH/SFTP services
Who is using libssh?
Libssh is used mostly to allow secure connections between server and clients. It is used for secure file transfers (secure FTP) between different computers in projects like KDE and produces secure connections in projects like Github and X2Go etc. l
How an attacker can gain access to your server?
Instead of request to authenticate in the system, an attacker can send a request that authentication is already successful and gain up to the highest permissions and execute absolutely arbitrary code. In fact, attacker presents the server a SSH2_MSG_USERAUTH_SUCCESS message
in place of the SSH2_MSG_USERAUTH_REQUEST message which the server would expect
to initiate authentication.
Which devices are affected?
Servers that are using libssh versions 0.6 and above are vulnerable
How to check if you’re vulnerable?
You can easily check whether you are vulnerable using code below:
How to fix up?
To fix this vulnerability you should visit the official site
and update your libssh library.
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