Subject: PR/32780 CVS commit: pkgsrc/security/openssh
To: None <,,>
From: Lubomir Sedlacik <>
List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 02/12/2006 00:15:04
The following reply was made to PR pkg/32780; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Lubomir Sedlacik <>
Subject: PR/32780 CVS commit: pkgsrc/security/openssh
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2006 00:13:55 +0000 (UTC)

 Module Name:	pkgsrc
 Committed By:	salo
 Date:		Sun Feb 12 00:13:55 UTC 2006
 Modified Files:
 	pkgsrc/security/openssh: Makefile distinfo
 	pkgsrc/security/openssh/patches: patch-aa patch-ab patch-ac patch-ae
 	    patch-ag patch-am patch-an patch-ao patch-ap patch-at patch-av
 Log Message:
 Update to version 3.4p1
 From Jason White via PR pkg/32780
 Security bugs resolved in this release:
  * CVE-2006-0225: scp (as does rcp, on which it is based) invoked a
    subshell to perform local to local, and remote to remote copy
    operations. This subshell exposed filenames to shell expansion
    twice; allowing a local attacker to create filenames containing
    shell metacharacters that, if matched by a wildcard, could lead
    to execution of attacker-specified commands with the privilege of
    the user running scp (Bugzilla #1094)
 This is primarily a bug-fix release, only one new feature has been
  * Add support for tunneling arbitrary network packets over a
    connection between an OpenSSH client and server via tun(4) virtual
    network interfaces. This allows the use of OpenSSH (4.3+) to create
    a true VPN between the client and server providing real network
    connectivity at layer 2 or 3. This feature is experimental and is
    currently supported on OpenBSD, Linux, NetBSD (IPv4 only) and
    FreeBSD. Other operating systems with tun/tap interface capability
    may be added in future portable OpenSSH releases. Please refer to
    the README.tun file in the source distribution for further details
    and usage examples.
 Some of the other bugs resolved and internal improvements are:
  * Reduce default key length for new DSA keys generated by ssh-keygen
    back to 1024 bits. DSA is not specified for longer lengths and does
    not fully benefit from simply making keys longer. As per FIPS 186-2
    Change Notice 1, ssh-keygen will refuse to generate a new DSA key
    smaller or larger than 1024 bits
  * Fixed X forwarding failing to start when a the X11 client is executed
    in background at the time of session exit (Bugzilla #1086)
  * Change ssh-keygen to generate a protocol 2 RSA key when invoked
    without arguments (Bugzilla #1064)
  * Fix timing variance for valid vs. invalid accounts when attempting
    Kerberos authentication (Bugzilla #975)
  * Ensure that ssh always returns code 255 on internal error (Bugzilla
  * Cleanup wtmp files on SIGTERM when not using privsep (Bugzilla #1029)
  * Set SO_REUSEADDR on X11 listeners to avoid problems caused by
    lingering sockets from previous session (X11 applications can
    sometimes not connect to (Bugzilla #1076)
  * Ensure that fds 0, 1 and 2 are always attached in all programs, by
    duping /dev/null to them if necessary.
  * Xauth list invocation had bogus "." argument (Bugzilla #1082)
  * Remove internal assumptions on key exchange hash algorithm and output
    length, preparing OpenSSH for KEX methods with alternate hashes.
  * Ignore junk sent by a server before it sends the "SSH-" banner
    (Bugzilla #1067)
  * The manpages has been significantly improves and rearranged, in
    addition to other specific manpage fixes:
    #1037 - Man page entries for -L and -R should mention -g.
    #1077 - Descriptions for "ssh -D" and DynamicForward should mention
            they can specify "bind_address" optionally.
    #1088 - Incorrect descriptions in ssh_config man page for
    #1121 - Several corrections for ssh_agent manpages
  * Lots of cleanups, including fixes to memory leaks on error paths
    (Bugzilla #1109, #1110, #1111 and more) and possible crashes (#1092)
  * Portable OpenSSH-specific fixes:
    - Pass random seed during re-exec for each connection: speeds up
      processing of new connections on platforms using the OpenSSH's
      builtin entropy collector (ssh-rand-helper)
    - PAM fixes and improvements:
      #1045 - Missing option for ignoring the /etc/nologin file
      #1087 - Show PAM password expiry message from LDAP on login
      #1028 - Forward final non-query conversations to client
      #1126 - Prevent user from being forced to change an expired
              password repeatedly on AIX in some PAM configurations.
      #1045 - Do not check /etc/nologin when PAM is enabled, instead
              allow PAM to handle it. Note that on platforms using
              PAM, the pam_nologin module should be used in sshd's
              session stack in order to maintain past behaviour
    - Portability-related fixes:
      #989 - Fix multiplexing regress test on Solaris
      #1097 - Cross-compile fixes.
      #1096 - ssh-keygen broken on HPUX.
      #1098 - $MAIL being set incorrectly for HPUX server login.
      #1104 - Compile error on Tru64 Unix 4.0f
      #1106 - Updated .spec file and startup for SuSE.
      #1122 - Use _GNU_SOURCE define in favor of __USE_GNU, fixing
              compilation problems on glibc 2.4
 To generate a diff of this commit:
 cvs rdiff -r1.163 -r1.164 pkgsrc/security/openssh/Makefile
 cvs rdiff -r1.50 -r1.51 pkgsrc/security/openssh/distinfo
 cvs rdiff -r1.7 -r1.8 pkgsrc/security/openssh/
 cvs rdiff -r1.40 -r1.41 pkgsrc/security/openssh/patches/patch-aa
 cvs rdiff -r1.22 -r1.23 pkgsrc/security/openssh/patches/patch-ab
 cvs rdiff -r1.14 -r1.15 pkgsrc/security/openssh/patches/patch-ac
 cvs rdiff -r1.10 -r1.11 pkgsrc/security/openssh/patches/patch-ae
 cvs rdiff -r1.7 -r1.8 pkgsrc/security/openssh/patches/patch-ag \
 cvs rdiff -r1.5 -r1.6 pkgsrc/security/openssh/patches/patch-am
 cvs rdiff -r1.6 -r1.7 pkgsrc/security/openssh/patches/patch-an \
 cvs rdiff -r1.2 -r1.3 pkgsrc/security/openssh/patches/patch-at
 cvs rdiff -r1.3 -r1.4 pkgsrc/security/openssh/patches/patch-av
 Please note that diffs are not public domain; they are subject to the
 copyright notices on the relevant files.