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Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: openssh update

Mar 23, 2001, 20:20 (0 Talkback[s])

Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 19:15:09 -0700
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team security@LINUX-MANDRAKE.COM
Subject: MDKSA-2001:033 - openssh update

                Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory

Package name:           openssh
Date:                   March 22nd, 2001
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2001:033

Affected versions:      7.0, 7.1, 7.2, Corporate Server 1.0.1

Problem Description:

There are several weaknesses in various implementations of the SSH (Secure Shell) protocols. When exploited, they let the attacker obtain sensitive information by passively monitoring encrypted SSH sessions. The information can later be used to speed up brute-force attacks on passwords, including the initial login password and other passwords appearing in interactive SSH sessions, such as those used with su. Versions of OpenSSH 2.5.2 and later have been fixed to reduce the impact of these traffic analysis problems, and as such all Linux- Mandrake users are encouraged to upgrade their version of openssh immediately.

Please verify the update prior to upgrading to ensure the integrity of the downloaded package. You can do this with the command:
rpm --checksig package.rpm
You can get the GPG public key of the Linux-Mandrake Security Team at
If you use MandrakeUpdate, the verification of md5 checksum and GPG signature is performed automatically for you.
Linux-Mandrake 7.0:
d9c74271a3aec4555cdb62a2857bcc48 7.0/RPMS/openssh-2.5.2p2-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
bd65f977d5280b44c21f08a244f82cba 7.0/RPMS/openssh-askpass-2.5.2p2-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
c9da158ffa0ba31cc35e4f22bd030556 7.0/RPMS/openssh-askpass-gnome-2.5.2p2-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
ccd33b3400600c4b4b77618e25a5ccc9 7.0/RPMS/openssh-clients-2.5.2p2-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
a49ca910f2d4688d4857eb0c947e2004 7.0/RPMS/openssh-server-2.5.2p2-1.3mdk.i586.rpm
605422c29f15c4013cddb9645a5c7d9e 7.0/SRPMS/openssh-2.5.2p2-1.3mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.1:
d52b4e3a03f995b467b9c69fc79ed1f3 7.1/RPMS/openssh-2.5.2p2-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
94d800e7f9c3605b7d6a757db5c8a3d5 7.1/RPMS/openssh-askpass-2.5.2p2-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
f17b18bc9b78383790539120fe72827a 7.1/RPMS/openssh-askpass-gnome-2.5.2p2-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
17dd271c703046bb958deca2fd745066 7.1/RPMS/openssh-clients-2.5.2p2-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
c3ad8374809dfc8441277558a86827e1 7.1/RPMS/openssh-server-2.5.2p2-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
df84dc322a0807e6d89075cd58b59612 7.1/SRPMS/openssh-2.5.2p2-1.2mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.2:
aac93da80423bbd1911baf8701bc3f9e 7.2/RPMS/openssh-2.5.2p2-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
20e5c9e8839aa6f2da4e5c0bc8fab7a1 7.2/RPMS/openssh-askpass-2.5.2p2-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
e99243adc1ca8cf88a0f3231f7893321 7.2/RPMS/openssh-askpass-gnome-2.5.2p2-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
a90110f3005e7cb10eaa529bdb3916ad 7.2/RPMS/openssh-clients-2.5.2p2-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
60776d78a45d1d5991291af182eff2be 7.2/RPMS/openssh-server-2.5.2p2-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
b63de9206902d94003b8662d919ce83f 7.2/SRPMS/openssh-2.5.2p2-1.1mdk.src.rpm

Corporate Server 1.0.1:
9158aa57a6513e142a55ce13af9ef12e 1.0.1/RPMS/openssh-2.5.2p2-1.4mdk.i586.rpm
083969a5862a600473c16a99318cbb0b 1.0.1/RPMS/openssh-askpass-2.5.2p2-1.4mdk.i586.rpm
79b9cd749ea0566f5faf0e90066d3902 1.0.1/RPMS/openssh-askpass-gnome-2.5.2p2-1.4mdk.i586.rpm
37fefc958b521a1edba206260817f610 1.0.1/RPMS/openssh-clients-2.5.2p2-1.4mdk.i586.rpm
2d30e7c0b5c75325e2d8f9b4a0408fdd 1.0.1/RPMS/openssh-server-2.5.2p2-1.4mdk.i586.rpm
279b70b43a1751004c731d158cd1fcb8 1.0.1/SRPMS/openssh-2.5.2p2-1.4mdk.src.rpm

To upgrade automatically, use <<MandrakeUpdate>>.

If you want to upgrade manually, download the updated package from one of our FTP server mirrors and uprade with "rpm -Uvh package_name".

You can download the updates directly from:

Or try one of the other mirrors listed at:


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.

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