Slackware: openssh Buffer management error
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Slackware These fix a buffer management error found in versions ofOpenSSH earlier than 3.7. The possibility exists that this errorcould allow a remote exploit, so we recommend all sites runningOpenSSH upgrade to the new OpenSSH package immediately.

[slackware-security]  OpenSSH Security Advisory (SSA:2003-259-01)

Upgraded OpenSSH packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0 and
-current.  These fix a buffer management error found in versions of
OpenSSH earlier than 3.7.  The possibility exists that this error
could allow a remote exploit, so we recommend all sites running
OpenSSH upgrade to the new OpenSSH package immediately.


Here are the details from the Slackware 9.0 ChangeLog:
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Tue Sep 16 11:13:05 PDT 2003
patches/packages/openssh-3.7p1-i386-1.tgz:  Upgraded to openssh-3.7p1.
  From the OpenSSH Security Advisory
   (http://www.openssh.com/txt/buffer.adv):
      "All versions of OpenSSH's sshd prior to 3.7 contain a buffer
       management error.  It is uncertain whether this error is
       potentially exploitable, however, we prefer to see bugs
       fixed proactively."
  (* Security fix *)
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WHERE TO FIND THE NEW PACKAGES:
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Updated package for Slackware 8.1: 
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-8.1/patches/packages/openssh-3.7p1-i386-1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 9.0: 
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-9.0/patches/packages/openssh-3.7p1-i386-1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware -current: 
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/n/openssh-3.7p1-i486-1.tgz


MD5 SIGNATURES:
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Slackware 8.1 package:
a86d410e47fe8ab4a8e9f04293a94093  openssh-3.7p1-i386-1.tgz

Slackware 9.0 package:
ca1d0b1e658c5391067f2a9cf11fc239  openssh-3.7p1-i386-1.tgz

Slackware -current package:
c58003eaaf4362c8475f0f5a77f2adbb  openssh-3.7p1-i486-1.tgz


INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS:
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(This procedure is safe to do while logged in through OpenSSH)

Upgrade using upgradepkg (as root):
# upgradepkg openssh-3.7p1-i386-1.tgz

Restart OpenSSH:
. /etc/rc.d/rc.sshd restart


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