CVE-2008-5161 (retired)

Error handling in the SSH protocol in (1) SSH Tectia Client and Server and
Connector 4.0 through 4.4.11, 5.0 through 5.2.4, and 5.3 through 5.3.8;
Client and Server and ConnectSecure 6.0 through 6.0.4; Server for Linux on
IBM System z 6.0.4; Server for IBM z/OS 5.5.1 and earlier, 6.0.0, and
6.0.1; and Client 4.0-J through 4.3.3-J and 4.0-K through 4.3.10-K; and (2)
OpenSSH 4.7p1 and possibly other versions, when using a block cipher
algorithm in Cipher Block Chaining (CBC) mode, makes it easier for remote
attackers to recover certain plaintext data from an arbitrary block of
ciphertext in an SSH session via unknown vectors.
jdstrandvery difficult to exploit
as of 1:5.1p1-5 (Ubuntu 9.04 and later), the packet_disconnect()
patch helps mitigate this and should reduce the success probability for the
CPNI-957037 Plaintext Recovery Attack to 2^-18.
can backport packet_disconnect() patch to 8.10 with next update.
Will have to review feasibility of backport to 8.04 and 6.06 at next update.
mitigation is to use AES CTR and arcfour ciphers and prefer them
using the following line in sshd_config and ssh_config:
Ciphers aes128-ctr,aes256-ctr,arcfour256,arcfour,aes128-cbc,aes256-cbc
Upstream:released (5.2p1)
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Updated: 2019-10-09 07:13:10 UTC (commit 33aea848a182c0afcd0a3f927a01a7ecd9a061ee)