USN-4219-1: libssh vulnerability

USN-4219-1: libssh vulnerability

libssh vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 19.10
  • Ubuntu 19.04
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS


libssh could be made to run programs under certain conditions.

Software Description

  • libssh – A tiny C SSH library


It was discovered that libssh incorrectly handled certain scp commands. If
a user or automated system were tricked into using a specially-crafted scp
command, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary commands on the server.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 19.10
Ubuntu 19.04
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.


Source: USN-4219-1: libssh vulnerability

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