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Security update for OpenSSH


(Last modified: 24FEB2005)

solutions Security update for OpenSSH SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (4af044adfe942bf6b49a0bdd3e5e5952)

Applies to

Package: openssh
Product(s): Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Patch: patch-9896
Release: 20050224
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using openssh should update.



Problem description

  • This update of openssh fixes a possible timing-attack that could be abused remotely to determine user-names ( CAN-2003-0190 ).
  • Additionally the output of failing PAM sessions will now be displayed and the terminal-setting for aborted login-sessions will get restored correctly.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh openssh.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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