CVSS 6.8 CVE-2019-6109


An issue was discovered in OpenSSH 7.9. Due to missing character encoding in the progress display, a malicious server (or Man-in-The-Middle attacker) can employ crafted object names to manipulate the client output, e.g., by using ANSI control codes to hide additional files being transferred. This affects refresh_progress_meter() in progressmeter.c.

Test with SSH-MITM

A proof of concept exploit is integrated in ssh-mitm.

This exploit also integrates CVE-2019-6111 to inject additional files.

To inject files during a file transfer from the server to the client you have to start ssh-mitm with following arguments:

$ ssh-mitm server --scp-interface inject_file --scp-inject /path/to/additional/file

The file transfer for the injected file will be hidden because of the described vulnerability and CVE-2019-6110.