[linux-elitists] SECURITY: Theo says test the new OpenSSH release or else!

Don Marti dmarti@zgp.org
Mon Jun 24 16:20:48 PDT 2002


> OpenSSH 3.3p was released a few days ago, with various improvements
> but in particular, it significantly improves the Linux and Solaris
> support for priv sep.  However, it is not yet perfect.  Compression is
> disabled on some systems, and the many varieties of PAM are causing
> major headaches.
> However, everyone should update to OpenSSH 3.3 immediately, and enable
> priv seperation in their ssh daemons, by setting this in your
> /etc/ssh/sshd_config file:
>       UsePrivilegeSeparation yes
> Depending on what your system is, privsep may break some ssh
> functionality.  However, with privsep turned on, you are immune from
> at least one remote hole.  Understand?
> 3.3 does not contain a fix for this upcoming bug.

I have temporarily shut off ssh access to this server; if you really
need to get in, FedEx me a modem.

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