First time 'asker' on here, but wanted to say thanks to how much I've used this site and reading answers to questions I've had!
Anyway, lately I've been having issues with a customer of ours who's server is failing the PCI Compliance scan from Trustwave. The problem in particular is with OpenSSH being vulnerable and needing to update to the latest 4.4. However according to the CVE numbers they provided, it looks like the version the server is running has been patched. I could be reading it wrong, but from what I can tell there isn't a problem.
This is what the initial report said:
OpenSSH prior to version 4.4 is affected by multiple vulnerabilities
that may allow for a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on
the affected device.
This finding is based on version information which may not have
been updated by previously installed patches (e.g., Red Hat "back
ports"). Please submit a "Patched Service" dispute in TrustKeeper
if this vulnerability has already been patched.
Match: '4.3' is less than '4.4'
Remediation: This issue was fixed in OpenSSH version 4.4. Upgrade to a
So we filed a dispute with the following information from our server:
[root@host ~]# rpm -q centos-release
[root@host ~]# rpm -qa | grep -i ssh
And all they responded with was this:
We have denied this dispute based on the information provided. The
information provided does not appear to be related to the vulnerability that
this finding is regarding.
According to the CVE database links below, aren't we running a patched version of OpenSSH?
If not, where am I getting turned around at? Thanks for your time and any input would be greatly appreciated!
I ended up submitting the following, which apparently was good enough for Trustwave to believe me when I told them our releases had been backported.
# rpm -q --changelog openssh-server-4.3p2-82.el5 | grep "CVE-2007-4752"
- CVE-2007-4752 - Prevent ssh(1) from using a trusted X11 cookie if creation of an
# rpm -q --changelog openssh-server-4.3p2-82.el5 | grep "CVE-2006-5794"
- CVE-2006-5794 - properly detect failed key verify in monitor (#214642)
# rpm -q --changelog openssh-server-4.3p2-82.el5 | grep "CVE-2006-5051"
- CVE-2006-5051 - don't call cleanups from signal handler (#208459)
# rpm -q --changelog openssh-server-4.3p2-82.el5 | grep "CVE-2006-5052"
- fix an information leak in Kerberos password authentication (CVE-2006-5052)
CVE-2008-1483: This has also been patched in Red Hat/CentOS releases (https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2008-1483). To be sure, we have disabled X11 forwarding in SSH as it shouldn't be needed anyway.