[CentOS] Is there an openssh security problem?

Wed Jul 8 09:06:12 UTC 2009
Peter Kjellstrom <cap at nsc.liu.se>

On Tuesday 07 July 2009, Ray Van Dolson wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 07, 2009 at 10:31:36PM +0200, Geoff Galitz wrote:
> > > 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.
> This link[1] seems to show a RHEL 5.3 machine being exploited (could be
> wrong though).

The only thing indicating that this is RHEL-5.3 is, afaict, the title. The 
kernel version is not EL, the mysql version is not etc.

Worth keeping an eye on though.

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