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Subject: [RHSA-2001:154-06] Updated OpenSSH packages available
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2001 12:14 -0500

                   Red Hat, Inc. Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Updated OpenSSH packages available
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2001:154-06
Issue date:        2001-11-13
Updated on:        2001-11-30
Product:           Red Hat Linux
Keywords:          openssh restricted commands echo
Cross references:  
Obsoletes:         RHSA-2001:114

1. Topic:

Updated OpenSSH packages are now available for Red Hat Linux 7, 7.1, and
7.2.  These updates fix a bug in handling of restricted keys which may
allow users to bypass command restrictions by using subsystems and a subtle
bug which might aid a passive analysis attack.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Linux 7.0 - alpha, i386

Red Hat Linux 7.1 - alpha, i386, ia64

Red Hat Linux 7.2 - i386

3. Problem description:

OpenSSH versions prior to 2.9.9, when configured to provide sftp access
using the subsystem feature, allows remote authenticated users to bypass
authorized_keys2 "command=" restrictions by using sftp commands.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( has
assigned the name CAN-2001-0816 to this issue.

OpenSSH 2.9 also contained a subtle bug in the routines which attempt to
confound an attacker using passive analysis, which would cause it to send
two confounding packets instead of one when a client finished sending it a

Red Hat would like to thank Solar Designer and Markus Friedl for assisting
with the patches.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade.  Only those
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated.  Those RPMs which are
not installed but included in the list will not be updated.  Note that you
can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory only contains the
desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network.  Many
people find this an easier way to apply updates.  To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:


This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

5. Bug IDs fixed ( for more info):

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Linux 7.0:




Red Hat Linux 7.1:





Red Hat Linux 7.2:



7. Verification:

MD5 sum                          Package Name
6aaf629a210dea1988e7631e60072681 7.0/en/os/SRPMS/openssh-2.9p2-10.7.src.rpm
340e97c4aa1b88cb83b29929d2031a8b 7.0/en/os/alpha/openssh-2.9p2-10.7.alpha.rpm
833c1efcc3f0b501b2f95dc0225a1110 7.0/en/os/alpha/openssh-askpass-2.9p2-10.7.alpha.rpm
6afbdb015d3ae72cf34c5005212ce14d 7.0/en/os/alpha/openssh-askpass-gnome-2.9p2-10.7.alpha.rpm
890b6a4623bd251cbb509e0f52976aa8 7.0/en/os/alpha/openssh-clients-2.9p2-10.7.alpha.rpm
38dcfb8105a2585eb66166509ffb8ec3 7.0/en/os/alpha/openssh-server-2.9p2-10.7.alpha.rpm
206678dd9fed4e895282fdf944026fd5 7.0/en/os/i386/openssh-2.9p2-10.7.i386.rpm
932b8383849cd3c72575026873e04b2a 7.0/en/os/i386/openssh-askpass-2.9p2-10.7.i386.rpm
451ad9f475a4816b7def9f4737a2910f 7.0/en/os/i386/openssh-askpass-gnome-2.9p2-10.7.i386.rpm
e6aaa5454932133eb5140d5aa8694c23 7.0/en/os/i386/openssh-clients-2.9p2-10.7.i386.rpm
2e2c50953866c77510e320587b2b763a 7.0/en/os/i386/openssh-server-2.9p2-10.7.i386.rpm
6aaf629a210dea1988e7631e60072681 7.1/en/os/SRPMS/openssh-2.9p2-10.7.src.rpm
340e97c4aa1b88cb83b29929d2031a8b 7.1/en/os/alpha/openssh-2.9p2-10.7.alpha.rpm
833c1efcc3f0b501b2f95dc0225a1110 7.1/en/os/alpha/openssh-askpass-2.9p2-10.7.alpha.rpm
6afbdb015d3ae72cf34c5005212ce14d 7.1/en/os/alpha/openssh-askpass-gnome-2.9p2-10.7.alpha.rpm
890b6a4623bd251cbb509e0f52976aa8 7.1/en/os/alpha/openssh-clients-2.9p2-10.7.alpha.rpm
38dcfb8105a2585eb66166509ffb8ec3 7.1/en/os/alpha/openssh-server-2.9p2-10.7.alpha.rpm
206678dd9fed4e895282fdf944026fd5 7.1/en/os/i386/openssh-2.9p2-10.7.i386.rpm
932b8383849cd3c72575026873e04b2a 7.1/en/os/i386/openssh-askpass-2.9p2-10.7.i386.rpm
451ad9f475a4816b7def9f4737a2910f 7.1/en/os/i386/openssh-askpass-gnome-2.9p2-10.7.i386.rpm
e6aaa5454932133eb5140d5aa8694c23 7.1/en/os/i386/openssh-clients-2.9p2-10.7.i386.rpm
2e2c50953866c77510e320587b2b763a 7.1/en/os/i386/openssh-server-2.9p2-10.7.i386.rpm
40f477635b6440dfd46afe59e28bf8f9 7.1/en/os/ia64/openssh-2.9p2-10.7.ia64.rpm
702b0a6703da90a7cca6037f6947794f 7.1/en/os/ia64/openssh-askpass-2.9p2-10.7.ia64.rpm
60f72ff95c7c3d41b56b3cb969e6494e 7.1/en/os/ia64/openssh-askpass-gnome-2.9p2-10.7.ia64.rpm
5c4e3ae0ce17e742b8dc3acd807246ec 7.1/en/os/ia64/openssh-clients-2.9p2-10.7.ia64.rpm
3400b7fb0337971f652a1e6403fb234d 7.1/en/os/ia64/openssh-server-2.9p2-10.7.ia64.rpm
90ce862375e8410ed5c5a29d9f23ed63 7.2/en/os/SRPMS/openssh-2.9p2-11.src.rpm
ee061bdb5d9907ae65259c60823545db 7.2/en/os/i386/openssh-2.9p2-11.i386.rpm
8f589e90d818865053666bcfeed32bdb 7.2/en/os/i386/openssh-askpass-2.9p2-11.i386.rpm
3233cdafc1f62b926414b05445415548 7.2/en/os/i386/openssh-askpass-gnome-2.9p2-11.i386.rpm
3b7ef488182ae3afbd639e74e7eed8cc 7.2/en/os/i386/openssh-clients-2.9p2-11.i386.rpm
3358900ffa3d3327c9cfe79b365c1464 7.2/en/os/i386/openssh-server-2.9p2-11.i386.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat, Inc. for security.  Our key
is available at:

You can verify each package with the following command:
    rpm --checksig  <filename>

If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or
tampered with, examine only the md5sum with the following command:
    rpm --checksig --nogpg <filename>

8. References:

Copyright(c) 2000, 2001 Red Hat, Inc.