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Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2011 14:03:07 -0400 (EDT)
From: Josh Bressers <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: pam_ssh not dropping root gid(s)

----- Original Message -----
> Hi,
> In certain configs, pam_ssh is not completely dropping its privileges to
> user. It just forgets to call setgid() and initgroups(). A fix can be
> found at [1].  Can someone assign a CVE?
> thx,
> Sebastian
> [1]

Is this a security flaw? From doing a little ssh-agent research, it sounds
harmless without another flaw. I'm not terribly familiar with it though, so
I could be missing something.



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