CVE-2016-6515

Public on 2017-10-03
Modified on 2017-10-03
Description
It was found that OpenSSH did not limit password lengths for password authentication. A remote unauthenticated attacker could use this flaw to temporarily trigger high CPU consumption in sshd by sending long passwords.
Severity
Medium
CVSS v3 Base Score
5.3
See breakdown

Affected Packages

Platform Package Release Date Advisory
Amazon Linux 1 openssh 2017-10-03 11:00 ALAS-2017-898

CVSS Scores

Score Type Score Vector
Amazon Linux CVSSv2 4.3 AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Amazon Linux CVSSv3 5.3 CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L
NVD CVSSv2 7.8 AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
NVD CVSSv3 7.5 CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H