SCO Information for VU#333628

OpenSSH contains buffer management errors

Status

Affected

Vendor Statement

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SCO Security Advisory

Subject: OpenServer 5.0.7 : OpenSSH: multiple buffer handling problems
Advisory number: CSSA-2003-SCO.24
Issue date: 2003 October 1
Cross reference: sr884749 fz528324 erg712436 CERT VU#33362 CERT VU#602204 CAN-2003-0693  CAN-2003-0786 CAN-2003-0695 CAN-2003-0682
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1. Problem Description

Several buffer management errors and memory bugs are
corrected by this patch.


The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the following
names to these issues. CAN-2003-0693, CAN-2003-0695,
CAN-2003-0682, CAN-2003-0786.


The CERT Coordination Center has assigned the following
names VU#333628, and VU#602204.


CERT VU#333628 / CAN-2003-0693: A "buffer management error"
in buffer_append_space of buffer.c for OpenSSH before 3.7
may allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code by
causing an incorrect amount of memory to be freed and
corrupting the heap, a different vulnerability than
CAN-2003-0695


CAN-2003-0695: Multiple "buffer management errors" in
OpenSSH before 3.7.1 may allow attackers to cause a denial
of service or execute arbitrary code using (1) buffer_init
in buffer.c, (2) buffer_free in buffer.c, or (3) a separate
function in channels.c, a different vulnerability than
CAN-2003-0693.


CAN-2003-0682: "Memory bugs" in OpenSSH 3.7.1 and earlier,
with unknown impact, a different set of vulnerabilities
than CAN-2003-0693 and CAN-2003-0695.


CERT VU#602204 / CAN-2003-0786: Portable OpenSSH versions
3.7p1 and 3.7.1p1 contain multiple vulnerabilities in the
new PAM code. At least one of these bugs is remotely
exploitable (under a non-standard configuration, with
privsep disabled). OpenServer is not configured to use PAM,
so is not vulnerable.



2. Vulnerable Supported Versions

System Binaries
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OpenServer 5.0.7 OpenSSH Distribution



3. Solution

The proper solution is to install the latest packages.


4. OpenServer 5.0.7

4.1 Location of Fixed Binaries

ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/updates/OpenServer/CSSA-2003-SCO.24

4.2 Verification

MD5 (VOL.000.000) = f36194ca559c850794874f9c7a0b2a18
MD5 (VOL.000.001) = 02b76bd551a0a95f2544b8999c6fbcbf
MD5 (VOL.000.002) = 6818513c946dbcd43a3f34fc19ef79fc
MD5 (VOL.000.003) = 8149c475968c3d7318eda33f30ce8045


md5 is available for download from
ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/security/tools


4.3 Installing Fixed Binaries

Upgrade the affected binaries with the following sequence:

1) Download the VOL* files to the /tmp directory

2) Run the custom command, specify an install from media
images, and specify the /tmp directory as the location of
the images.



5. References

Specific references for this advisory:
http://www.openssh.com/txt/buffer.adv
http://www.mindrot.org/pipermail/openssh-unix-announce/2003-September/000063.html
http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/cvsweb.cgi/~checkout~/ports/security/openssh/files/patch-buffer.c
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=openbsd-misc&m=106371592604940
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=openbsd-security-announce&m=106375582924840

SCO security resources:
http://www.sco.com/support/security/index.html

This security fix closes SCO incidents sr884749 fz528324
erg712436.



6. Disclaimer

SCO is not responsible for the misuse of any of the information
we provide on this website and/or through our security
advisories. Our advisories are a service to our customers
intended to promote secure installation and use of SCO
products.


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