000033325 - RSA Authentication Manager Security Vulnerability for OpenSSH (CVE-2016-1907) - False Positive

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Article Number000033325
Applies ToAuthentication Manager 8.1 Appliance
Authentication Manager 7.1 Appliance
CVE IDCVE-2016-1907
Article Summary



The ssh_packet_read_poll2 function in packet.c in OpenSSH before 7.1p2 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read and application crash) via crafted network traffic.

CVSS v3 Base Score

5.3 Medium

Alert ImpactNot Applicable
Technical DetailsFalse positive
Technical Details Explanation


The flaw does not exist

The version of the component used on the Authentication Manager server appliance does not have the issue.  See: https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-1907.html.

Note from the SUSE Security Team

This problem was introduced in OpenSSH 6.8 and so affects only OpenSSH versions 6.8 to 7.1p1. None of the SuSE Linux Enterprise or openSUSE versions are affected.

NotesThe command to check the OpenSSH version is as follows:
ssh -v
Be sure to be logged in as root.



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