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Date: Tue, 5 Jul 2011 11:36:36 +0200
From: Sebastian Krahmer <>
Subject: Re: FreeBSD 4.x OpenSSH/libopie remote root hole

On Tue, Jul 05, 2011 at 03:09:06AM +0400, Solar Designer wrote:
> 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:
> 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,

What a true word, probably not just for RedHat.



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