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[OpenPKG-SA-2002.002] OpenPKG Security Advisory (openssh)
From: OpenPKG <openpkg () openpkg org>
Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2002 10:56:26 +0100

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OpenPKG Security Advisory                            The OpenPKG Project 
http://www.openpkg.org/security.html              http://www.openpkg.org
openpkg-security () openpkg org                         openpkg () openpkg org                 
OpenPKG-SA-2002.001                                          08-Mar-2002

Package:             openssh
Vulnerability:       root exploit
OpenPKG Specific:    no

Affected  Releases:  OpenPKG 1.0           
Affected  Packages:  <= openssh-3.0.2p1-1.0.1
Corrected Packages:  >= openssh-3.0.2p1-1.0.2
Dependent Packages:  -                     

  According to an OpenSSH Security Advisory [5] and the original PINE
  Internet Security Advisory [6] from Joost Pol <joost () pine nl>,
  there is an off-by-one bug in OpenSSH's channel code that could be
  used by an attacker with a local account on the victim's machine
  to obtain root privileges on that machine. Another scenario for
  this vulnerability is that of a malicious SSH server exploiting a
  vulnerable SSH client connecting to it.

  Please check whether you are affected by running "<prefix>/bin/rpm -qa
  openssh". If you have the "openssh" package installed and its version
  is affected (see above), we recommend that you immediately upgrade
  it (see Solution). Additionally, we recommend that you rebuild and
  reinstall all dependent OpenPKG packages, too. [2]

  Perform the following operations to temporarily workaround the
  security problem (be careful, it deactivates the whole service):

  $ su -
  # <prefix>/etc/rc openssh stop
  # <prefix>/bin/rpm -e openssh

  Select the updated source RPM appropriate for your OpenPKG release
  [4], fetch it from the OpenPKG FTP service [3] or a mirror location,
  verify its integrity [1], build a corresponding binary RPM from it
  and update your OpenPKG installation by applying the binary RPM [2].
  For the latest OpenPKG 1.0 release, perform the following operations
  to permanently fix the security problem (for other releases adjust

  $ ftp ftp.openpkg.org
  ftp> bin
  ftp> cd release/1.0/UPD
  ftp> get openssh-3.0.2p1-1.0.2.src.rpm
  ftp> bye
  $ <prefix>/bin/rpm --checksig openssh-3.0.2p1-1.0.2.src.rpm
  $ <prefix>/bin/rpm --rebuild openssh-3.0.2p1-1.0.2.src.rpm
  $ su -
  # <prefix>/bin/rpm -Fvh <prefix>/RPM/PKG/openssh-3.0.2p1-1.0.2.*.rpm

  [1] http://www.openpkg.org/security.html#signature
  [2] http://www.openpkg.org/tutorial.html#regular-source
  [3] ftp://ftp.openpkg.org/release/1.0/UPD/
  [4] ftp://ftp.openpkg.org/release/1.0/UPD/openssh-3.0.2p1-1.0.2.src.rpm
  [5] http://www.openbsd.org/advisories/ssh_channelalloc.txt
  [6] http://www.pine.nl/advisories/pine-cert-20020301.txt

For security reasons, this advisory was digitally signed with
the OpenPGP public key "OpenPKG <openpkg () openpkg org>" (ID 63C4CB9F)
of the OpenPKG project which you can find under the official URL
http://www.openpkg.org/openpkg.pgp or on http://keyserver.pgp.com/. To
check the integrity of this advisory, verify its digital signature by
using GnuPG (http://www.gnupg.org/). For instance, pipe this message to
the command "gpg --verify --keyserver keyserver.pgp.com".
Comment: OpenPKG <openpkg () openpkg org>


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