[SECURITY] New version of ssh may fix buffer overflows

Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 1998-12-09T00:00:00


There has been a lot of confusion over ssh lately: some people think their systems have been hacked through ssh, although nobody has been able to produce an exploit. To avoid any possible problems we have patched ssh to fix any possible buffer overruns. We think this will stop any attack that might be out there. This also includes the fixes to the kerberos code that were distributed.

Please note that this patch does not suffer from the license problems that other patches that have circulated have, since it does not use the vsnprintf implementation from ssh 2 but instead uses the code from sendmail (which was based on code floating around on usenet) for systems that don't have vsnprintf in their libc.

We recommend you upgrade your ssh package immediately.

wget url will fetch the file for you dpkg -i file.deb will install the referenced file.

Debian GNU/Linux 2.0 alias hamm

This version of Debian was released only for the Intel and the Motorola 68xxx architecture.

Source archives: ftp://nonus.debian.org/pub/debian-non-US/Incoming/ssh_1.2.26-1.2.diff.gz MD5 checksum: aea3cb04f160dcd1e1c5e80bb3801052
ftp://nonus.debian.org/pub/debian-non-US/Incoming/ssh_1.2.26-1.2.dsc MD5 checksum: 2e5d7de1130dc8548aa9f0fd51f5fefe
ftp://nonus.debian.org/pub/debian-non-US/stable/source/ssh_1.2.26.orig.tar.gz MD5 checksum: 2ee46d454015dd01c5e8f074eabf0245

Intel architecture: ftp://nonus.debian.org/pub/debian-non-US/Incoming/ssh-askpass_1.2.26-1.2_i386.deb MD5 checksum: 1d3d84ad4bf3b06f2c7cff0da13e4ed6
ftp://nonus.debian.org/pub/debian-non-US/Incoming/ssh_1.2.26-1.2_i386.deb MD5 checksum: cba3d5afdb2cfd0e71af8ab3b09a1fbe

Motorola 680x0 architecture: ftp://nonus.debian.org/pub/debian-non-US/Incoming/ssh-askpass_1.2.26-1.2_m68k.deb MD5 checksum: 08fbbc6a7c5dbc480caccd451fd06d91
ftp://nonus.debian.org/pub/debian-non-US/Incoming/ssh_1.2.26-1.2_m68k.deb MD5 checksum: 33154ec68a8b21e1f5804be6b4868182

Alpha architecture: ftp://nonus.debian.org/pub/debian-non-US/Incoming/ssh-askpass_1.2.26-1.2_alpha.deb MD5 checksum: a4626013ee5595b376ab30836ecbf736
ftp://nonus.debian.org/pub/debian-non-US/Incoming/ssh_1.2.26-1.2_alpha.deb MD5 checksum: 0319b569a111d9edd690566fd16e965d

Powerpc architecture: ftp://nonus.debian.org/pub/debian-non-US/Incoming/ssh-askpass_1.2.26-1.2_powerpc.deb MD5 checksum: 4f57e8af060c6a8068f2f820d9dfdf7a
ftp://nonus.debian.org/pub/debian-non-US/Incoming/ssh_1.2.26-1.2_powerpc.deb MD5 checksum: 4dd46892d77af6dbe5cb98d70cb6468f

These files will be moved into ftp://nonus.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/*/binary-$arch/ soon.

-- Debian GNU/Linux . Security Managers . security@debian.org debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org Christian Hudon . Wichert Akkerman . Martin Schulze <chrish@debian.org> . <wakkerma@debian.org> . <joey@debian.org>