Slackware: openssh
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Slackware New openssh packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, 11.0, and 12.0 to fix a possible security issue. This version should also provide increased performance with certain ciphers. More details about this issue may be found in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database: http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-4752
[slackware-security]  openssh (SSA:2007-255-01)

New openssh packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, 10.0, 10.1,
10.2, 11.0, and 12.0 to fix a possible security issue.  This version should
also provide increased performance with certain ciphers.

More details about this issue may be found in the Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database:

  http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-4752


Here are the details from the Slackware 12.0 ChangeLog:
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patches/packages/openssh-4.7p1-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz:
  Upgraded to openssh-4.7p1.
  From the OpenSSH release notes:
  "Security bugs resolved in this release:  Prevent ssh(1) from using a
  trusted X11 cookie if creation of an untrusted cookie fails; found and
  fixed by Jan Pechanec."
  While it's fair to say that we here at Slackware don't see how this could
  be leveraged to compromise a system, a) the OpenSSH people (who presumably
  understand the code better) characterize this as a security bug, b) it has
  been assigned a CVE entry, and c) OpenSSH is one of the most commonly used
  network daemons.  Better safe than sorry.
  More information should appear here eventually:
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-4752
  (* Security fix *)
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Where to find the new packages:
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HINT:  Getting slow download speeds from ftp.slackware.com?
Give slackware.osuosl.org a try.  This is another primary FTP site
for Slackware that can be considerably faster than downloading
directly from ftp.slackware.com.

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
(http://osuosl.org) for donating additional FTP and rsync hosting
to the Slackware project!  :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on http://slackware.com for
additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 8.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-8.1/patches/packages/openssh-4.7p1-i386-1_slack8.1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 9.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-9.0/patches/packages/openssh-4.7p1-i386-1_slack9.0.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 9.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-9.1/patches/packages/openssh-4.7p1-i486-1_slack9.1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 10.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.0/patches/packages/openssh-4.7p1-i486-1_slack10.0.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 10.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.1/patches/packages/openssh-4.7p1-i486-1_slack10.1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 10.2:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.2/patches/packages/openssh-4.7p1-i486-1_slack10.2.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 11.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-11.0/patches/packages/openssh-4.7p1-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 12.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.0/patches/packages/openssh-4.7p1-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz


MD5 signatures:
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Slackware 8.1 package:
25e0189c2bc95eea8bb16765754ecea1  openssh-4.7p1-i386-1_slack8.1.tgz

Slackware 9.0 package:
7505d255c41ef230253c717cc26ccbdb  openssh-4.7p1-i386-1_slack9.0.tgz

Slackware 9.1 package:
df85c1d9b38e013299a3836bb9c27132  openssh-4.7p1-i486-1_slack9.1.tgz

Slackware 10.0 package:
da0ca9a9fe19b6a957841c713f1741c3  openssh-4.7p1-i486-1_slack10.0.tgz

Slackware 10.1 package:
bde00df8778cd0493c3c0b725723a0c8  openssh-4.7p1-i486-1_slack10.1.tgz

Slackware 10.2 package:
882aefa12a491338232d062e1ae3a728  openssh-4.7p1-i486-1_slack10.2.tgz

Slackware 11.0 package:
3a39b28ceffc200fee92ebe78e259e92  openssh-4.7p1-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz

Slackware 12.0 package:
405be96f426dde59c0fd0cb55eaa555f  openssh-4.7p1-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz


Installation instructions:
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Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg openssh-4.7p1-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz


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