Date: Tue, 5 Jul 2011 03:09:06 +0400 From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com, cperciva@...ebsd.org Subject: FreeBSD 4.x OpenSSH/libopie remote root hole Hi, I'd be interested in more detail on this bug. So far, the closest to a description of the bug that I saw is this: http://lists.openwall.net/full-disclosure/2011/07/01/4 but it's not enough. I'd like to learn not only on my own, but also on others' mistakes. ;-) And for this purpose it does not matter how old the software is and whether it is still supported or not. Colin - any comments from you? I realize the bug is not yours, but perhaps you're one of the few people who have figured it out now, for a reason similar to mine. Red Hat - a lesson for you might be to stop linking sshd against so many libraries (over 20 last time I checked). Don't wait until your remote root, really. ;-) Yes, this means dropping some functionality, or maybe moving it to extra builds of sshd that only a small subset of systems will choose to run (e.g., configurable via /etc/sysconfig/sshd). Just an idea. Thanks, Alexander
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