14 Million OpenSSH Servers Exposed via Regression Flaw

July 1, 2024 | A critical remote code execution flaw (CVE-2024-6387) in OpenSSH on glibc-based Linux systems has been discovered. This vulnerability could allow attackers to gain full system control without user interaction, posing severe risks.

Qualys identified over 14 million potentially vulnerable OpenSSH server instances exposed to the internet. This flaw, a regression of CVE-2006-5051, underscores the need for thorough regression testing.

To mitigate risks, apply patches immediately, restrict SSH access, and deploy intrusion detection systems.

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