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Date: Mon, 04 Jul 2011 21:24:45 -0700
From: Colin Percival <>
To: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: FreeBSD 4.x OpenSSH/libopie remote root hole

On 07/04/11 16:09, Solar Designer wrote:
> 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.

I haven't had time to investigate, in part because I don't have any systems
running that ancient openssh any more.  I'm interested to hear if anyone has
tracked down exactly where the bug was, though.

Colin Percival
Security Officer, FreeBSD | | The power to serve
Founder / author, Tarsnap | | Online backups for the truly paranoid

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