[CentOS] Is there an openssh security problem?

Tue Jul 7 20:55:36 UTC 2009
Rainer Duffner <rainer at ultra-secure.de>

Am 07.07.2009 um 22:31 schrieb Geoff Galitz:

>> is there a security issue on CentOS 5.3 with openssh 4.3?
> If this is a real zero-day exploit.. then yes, there is an issue.  The
> following link may be the best source of information at the moment:
> http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=6742
> FWIW, I think the second comment about RHEL/Centos in the referenced  
> post is
> a little off-base.  After all, you have to know that a bug exists  
> before you
> can fix it.

Well, there are usually behind-the-scenes communications between  
various vendors to get security-relevant bugs fixed in a coordinated  
This community is very small and closely knit - few stuff (if at all)  
spills out before it should.
So, there might be fixes waiting to be released, too. We just don't  

Unless it's a real 0day.
Those are rare, though ;-)