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CVE-2018-6517 (chloride): Improper handling of ssh known_hosts file with Chloride

ADVISORIES

GEM

chloride

SEVERITY

CVSS v3: 5.0

PATCHED VERSIONS

  • >= 0.3.0

DESCRIPTION

Prior to version 0.3.0, chloride’s use of net-ssh resulted in host fingerprints for previously unknown hosts getting added to the user’s known_hosts file without confirmation. In version 0.3.0 this is updated so that the user’s known_hosts file is not updated by chloride.