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Security update for OpenSSH


(Last modified: 30OCT2002)

solutions Security update for OpenSSH SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (5efa69b740d81131ac62395cc111529b)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Database Server
SuSE Linux Admin-CD for Firewall
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IBM zSeries
SuSE eMail Server III
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for PowerPC

SuSE Firewall on CD 2 - VPN
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA32
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA64
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for S/390 and zSeries
SuSE eMail Server 3.1
SuSE Linux Office Server
SuSE Firewall Adminhost VPN
SuSE Firewall on CD 2
SuSE Linux Connectivity Server

Package: openssh
Release: 20021030
Obsoletes: none


This update should be installed on all systems that have the
openssh package.

Problem description

Logging on to a system using ssh with an expired password on the remote side
forces a password change. When prompting for the password, the typed password
is visible on the screen. This patch changes the behaviour so that typed
passwords are not visible any more on the client side's terminal.


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 -Uvh openssh.rpm
After that restart OpenSSH by using:
rcsshd restart

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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