SUSE-SU-2023:2940-1: important: Security update for openssh

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Mon Jul 24 15:49:14 UTC 2023

# Security update for openssh

Announcement ID: SUSE-SU-2023:2940-1  
Rating: important  

  * #1213504


  * CVE-2023-38408

CVSS scores:

  * CVE-2023-38408 ( SUSE ):  7.5 CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Affected Products:

  * SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 12 SP2
  * SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2
  * SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 BCL 12-SP2

An update that solves one vulnerability can now be installed.

## Description:

This update for openssh fixes the following issues:

  * CVE-2023-38408: Fixed a condition where specific libaries loaded via ssh-
    agent(1)'s PKCS#11 support could be abused to achieve remote code execution
    via a forwarded agent socket if those libraries were present on the victim's
    system and if the agent was forwarded to an attacker-controlled system.
    [bsc#1213504, CVE-2023-38408]

## Patch Instructions:

To install this SUSE Important update use the SUSE recommended installation
methods like YaST online_update or "zypper patch".  
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

  * SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 BCL 12-SP2  
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-BCL-2023-2940=1

## Package List:

  * SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 BCL 12-SP2 (x86_64)
    * openssh-7.2p2-74.63.1
    * openssh-askpass-gnome-7.2p2-74.63.1
    * openssh-debuginfo-7.2p2-74.63.1
    * openssh-askpass-gnome-debuginfo-7.2p2-74.63.1
    * openssh-fips-7.2p2-74.63.1
    * openssh-helpers-debuginfo-7.2p2-74.63.1
    * openssh-debugsource-7.2p2-74.63.1
    * openssh-helpers-7.2p2-74.63.1

## References:


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