[CentOS] sshd hack

Dave Hatton lists at starground.it
Fri Mar 10 21:55:43 UTC 2006

Do a search for "ssh-faker" - I've found this very effective.


-----Original Message-----
From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf
Of Jim Perrin
Sent: 10 March 2006 21:44
To: CentOS mailing list
Subject: Re: [CentOS] sshd hack

On 3/10/06, Chris Mauritz <chrism at imntv.com> wrote:
> I'm not really a programmer and I recently came across this hack to 
> insert a short sleep statement into auth-passwd.c within sshd.  It 
> seems to quickly confuse automated dictionary attacks.  I've moved 
> sshd to higher ports but apparently the cretins are now scanning to 
> look for that and attacking on whatever port sshd shows up on.
> Anyway, the link to the hack is here:
> http://www.aerospacesoftware.com/ssh-kiddies.html
> Just wondering if any of the wizened programmers out there can think 
> of any reason why this would be a bad thing to do.

Messing with sshd source isn't something I'm ready to play around with. I'd
rather farm it out to a 3rd party wrapper like denyhosts to block this crap.

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety''
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