'Critical' vulnerability in OpenSSH uncovered, affects almost all Linux systems

14 million internet-facing servers are vulnerable, says Qualys

John Leonard
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Researchers uncover 'critical' vulnerability in OpenSSH, affects almost all Linux systems
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Researchers uncover 'critical' vulnerability in OpenSSH, affects almost all Linux systems

Researchers at the Qualys Threat Research Unit (TRU) have unearthed discovered a critical security flaw in OpenSSH's server (sshd) in glibc-based Linux systems.

They have named this vulnerability "regreSSHion", since it represents the re-emergence of a bug that was previously patched in 2006 (CVE-2006-5051). It is described as "critical". The new vulner...

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