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Date: Tue, 02 Dec 2014 15:56:14 +0100
From: Florian Weimer <>
Subject: CVE request: OpenSSH ~/.k5users patch (Fedora and downstreams)

In a Kerberos environment, the Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 
version of the OpenSSH server allows remote, authenticated users to log 
in as another user if they are listed in a ~/.k5users file of that other 
user.  This unexpectedly alters the system security policy, as expressed 
through the ~/.k5users file, because previously, users would have to log 
in locally, potentially requiring different forms of authentication, 
before they could use the ksu command to switch users.

Red Hat Bugzilla:


Patch in upstream bug tracker:


Florian Weimer / Red Hat Product Security

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