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Amazon Linux AMI: Security patch for openssh (ALAS-2013-165) (CVE-2012-5536)

Severity CVSS Published Added Modified
6 (AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) February 21, 2013 February 28, 2014 July 04, 2017


A certain Red Hat build of the pam_ssh_agent_auth module on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 and Fedora Rawhide calls the glibc error function instead of the error function in the OpenSSH codebase, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information from process memory or possibly gain privileges via crafted use of an application that relies on this module, as demonstrated by su and sudo.

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