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Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:14:32 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: CVE-2014-0475: glibc directory traversal in LC_* locale handling

On Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 09:50:02PM +0200, Florian Weimer wrote:
> * Solar Designer:
> > The default sshd_config found in openssh-6.6p1.tar.gz does not list
> > AcceptEnv, so presumably by default OpenSSH portable does not accept any
> > environment variables.
> I expected it to accept TERM,

Good point.  Perhaps the documentation of AcceptEnv needs to be revised
to mention this exception.

> which is sort of unavoidable.

Actually, it is avoidable.  Yes, there is:

	if (s->term)
		child_set_env(&env, &envsize, "TERM", s->term);

but there's also:

static int
session_pty_req(Session *s)
	if (no_pty_flag || !options.permit_tty) {
		debug("Allocating a pty not permitted for this authentication.");
		return 0;
	s->term = packet_get_string(&len);

So it looks like listing "no-pty" in authorized_keys prevents not only
allocation of a pty, but also passing of TERM.  And this makes sense.


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