[CentOS] Fwd: Heads up: OpenSSH users

Fri Jan 15 14:55:32 UTC 2016
Noam Bernstein <noam.bernstein at nrl.navy.mil>

I see that this is a CentOS 7 patch only, at least so far.  I also see that the CentOS 6 ssh version is 5.3
	> /usr/bin/ssh -V
	OpenSSH_5.3p1, OpenSSL 1.0.1e-fips 11 Feb 2013
which is supposedly not affected. However, strings indicates that /usr/bin/ssh is also aware for the useroaming configuration option:
	> strings /usr/bin/ssh | grep -i useroam
Is it actually known that the ssh version shipped with CentOS 6 is not vulnerable, or is it just assumed based on the version number?  The announcement implies that the roaming code itself was added in 5.4, not just that a default was changed, but if that’s really true, why is that string in the binary?


P.S. I do realize this is a question better directed to RedHat, but I’m hoping someone here might still know.

> On Jan 15, 2016, at 9:39 AM, Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org> wrote:
> For the record, this update is now released (it was yesterday):
> https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2016-January/021614.html
> This contains a patch that disables roaming:
> https://git.centos.org/commitdiff/rpms!openssh.git/1edce7e6bfedb27a163f35bcacab620a703408ac
> Thanks,
> Johnny Hughes
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