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  1. #1
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    Exclamation OpenSSH Vulnerability

    The text below is from -

    Pine Internet Security Advisory
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    Advisory ID : PINE-CERT-20020301
    Authors : Joost Pol <>
    Issue date : 2002-03-07
    Application : OpenSSH
    Version(s) : All versions between 2.0 and 3.0.2
    Platforms : multiple
    Vendor informed : 20020304
    Availability :
    - -----------------------------------------------------------------------------


    A bug exists in the channel code of OpenSSH versions 2.0 - 3.0.2

    Users with an existing user account can abuse this bug to
    gain root privileges. Exploitability without an existing
    user account has not been proven but is not considered
    impossible. A malicious ssh server could also use this bug
    to exploit a connecting vulnerable client.


    HIGH: Existing users will gain root privileges.


    Simple off by one error. Patch included.


    The OpenSSH project will shortly release version 3.1.

    Upgrading to this version is highly recommended.

    This version will be made available at

    The FreeBSD port of OpenSSH has been updated to reflect the
    patches as supplied in this document.

    OpenSSH CVS has been updated, see \

    Or apply the attached patch as provided by PINE Internet:

    With that being said, you can download OpenSSH 3.1here the security hole is fixed in this release.
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  2. #2
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    Thanks for the post...
    I will have to update NOW ! ! !
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  3. #3
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    Jan 2002
    I run SSH on my linux server...thank you very much for this information, it is greatly appreciated


  4. #4
    Thank for for that information, I'll be upgrading REAL soon !!!

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