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Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2011 00:48:48 +0200
From: Markus Friedl <>
Subject: Re: FreeBSD 4.x OpenSSH/libopie remote root hole

Yes, it's last years libopie bug CVE-2010-1938, even
if the exploit author does not think so.

On Mon, Jul 04, 2011 at 03:07:45PM +0000, Solar Designer wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 04, 2011 at 09:24:45PM -0700, Colin Percival wrote:
> > 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.
> Thanks for your reply.
> Since I also have other uses for my time, would anyone else investigate,
> please?  I'd appreciate it.  Perhaps install FreeBSD 4.x into a VM.
> Sounds like fun for someone who has time.
> I don't think the bug is in OpenSSH per se, nor in FreeBSD 4's PAM (my
> understanding is that it was cut-down Linux-PAM at the time, which was
> replaced with OpenPAM in 5.x), nor in pam_opie.  libopie sounds more
> plausible.  But I could be wrong.
> Alexander

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