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Security update for OpenSSH


(Last modified: 15FEB2005)

solutions Security update for OpenSSH SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (752421e658dda743b9500849b697497d)

Applies to

Package: openssh
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Patch: patch-9875
Release: 20050215
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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