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OpenSSH 7.5 Has Security Fixes, Removes OpenSSL 1.0 Support for Portable OpenSSH

Mar 21, 2017, 08:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marius Nestor)

OpenSSH 7.5 comes three months after the release of OpenSSH 7.4 in late December 2016, and promises to be a maintenance update that addresses two important security issues, implements support for the "=-" syntax to make removing of methods from algorithm lists a lot easier, and fix numerous reported bugs. Another interesting change implemented in today's OpenSSH 7.5 release is that the Portable OpenSSH variant of the SSH (Secure Shell) implementation will now longer compile against versions of the OpenSSL before 1.0.1, which are no longer receiving security fixes since more than a year ago.

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