Regarding our previous announcement of MDKSA-2000:057, after
discussion with the authors of openssh, we have removed the updates
for 7.0 and 7.1. The authors are still investigating to see if scp
is in fact vulnerability to the problems discussed recently on
Bugtraq. Removing the setuid bit from the ssh program does not
prevent scp from creating setuid files. The setuid bit is necessary
for certain authentication methods and removing the setuid bit
disables rhosts-rsa and the old rhosts authentication, the former
of which is widely used.
Our apologies for making the previous pre-mature announcement
and perhaps causing the problem to seem larger than it may actually
To upgrade automatically, use
If you want to upgrade manually, download the updated package
from one of our FTP server mirrors and uprade with "rpm -Uvh
Updated packages are available in the "updates/[ver]/RPMS/"
directory. For example, if you are looking for an updated RPM
package for Linux-Mandrake 7.1, look for it in "updates/7.1/RPMS/".
Updated source RPMs are available as well, but you generally do not
need to download them.
Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours
to update, so if you want an immediate upgrade, please use one of
the two above-listed mirrors.
You can view other security advisories for Linux-Mandrake