CVE-2023-38408

Name
CVE-2023-38408
Description
The PKCS#11 feature in ssh-agent in OpenSSH before 9.3p2 has an insufficiently trustworthy search path, leading to remote code execution if an agent is forwarded to an attacker-controlled system. (Code in /usr/lib is not necessarily safe for loading into ssh-agent.) NOTE: this issue exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2016-10009.
NVD Severity
unknown
Other trackers
Mailing lists
Exploits
Forges
GitHub (code, issues), Aports (code, issues)

References

Type URI
MISC https://github.com/openbsd/src/commit/7bc29a9d5cd697290aa056e94ecee6253d3425f8
CONFIRM https://www.openssh.com/txt/release-9.3p2
MISC https://www.qualys.com/2023/07/19/cve-2023-38408/rce-openssh-forwarded-ssh-agent.txt
MISC https://blog.qualys.com/vulnerabilities-threat-research/2023/07/19/cve-2023-38408-remote-code-execution-in-opensshs-forwarded-ssh-agent
MISC https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=36790196
MISC https://github.com/openbsd/src/commit/f8f5a6b003981bb824329dc987d101977beda7ca
MISC https://github.com/openbsd/src/commit/f03a4faa55c4ce0818324701dadbf91988d7351d
CONFIRM https://www.openssh.com/security.html
GENTOO https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/202307-01
MLIST http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2023/07/20/1
MLIST http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2023/07/20/2
MISC http://packetstormsecurity.com/files/173661/OpenSSH-Forwarded-SSH-Agent-Remote-Code-Execution.html
FEDORA https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/RAXVQS6ZYTULFAK3TEJHRLKZALJS3AOU/
Mailing List https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/CEBTJJINE2I3FHAUKKNQWMFGYMLSMWKQ/
CONFIRM https://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20230803-0010/
MLIST https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2023/08/msg00021.html
MLIST http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2023/09/22/9
MLIST http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2023/09/22/11
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce%40lists.fedoraproject.org/message/RAXVQS6ZYTULFAK3TEJHRLKZALJS3AOU/
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce%40lists.fedoraproject.org/message/CEBTJJINE2I3FHAUKKNQWMFGYMLSMWKQ/
cve@mitre.org https://support.apple.com/kb/HT213940
cve@mitre.org https://www.vicarius.io/vsociety/posts/exploring-opensshs-agent-forwarding-rce-cve-2023-38408

Match rules

CPE URI Source package Min version Max version
cpe:2.3:a:openbsd:openssh:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:* openssh >= None < 9.3

Vulnerable and fixed packages

Source package Branch Version Maintainer Status
openssh 3.15-main 8.8_p1-r1 Natanael Copa <ncopa@alpinelinux.org> possibly vulnerable
openssh 3.17-main 9.1_p1-r5 Natanael Copa <ncopa@alpinelinux.org> fixed
openssh 3.16-main 9.0_p1-r5 Natanael Copa <ncopa@alpinelinux.org> fixed