SOT Linux Advisory: opensshSep 18, 2003, 02:25 (0 Talkback[s])
SOT Linux Security Advisory
1. Problem description
OpenSSH is a suite of network connectivity tools that can be used to establish encrypted connections between systems on a network and can provide interactive login sessions and port forwarding, among other functions.
The OpenSSH team has announced a bug which affects the OpenSSH buffer handling code. This bug has the potential of being remotely exploitable.
All users of OpenSSH should immediately apply this update which contains a backported fix for this issue.
2. Updated packages
SOT Linux 2003 Desktop:
SOT Linux 2003 Server:
3. Upgrading package
Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata relevant to your system have been applied.
Use up2date to automatically upgrade the fixed packages.
If you want to upgrade manually, download the updated package from the SOT Linux FTP site (use the links above) or from one of our mirrors. The list of mirrors can be obtained at www.sot.com/en/linux
Update the package with the following command: rpm -Uvh <filename>
All packages are PGP signed by SOT for security.
You can verify each package with the following command: rpm --checksig <filename>
If you wish to verify the integrity of the downloaded package, run "md5sum <filename>" and compare the output with data given below.
Package Name MD5 sum
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