Package name
Advisory ID
Affected versions
7.0 i586 , 7.1 i586

Problem description

Regarding our previous announcement of MDKSA-2000:057, after discussion with the authors of openssh, we have removed the updates for 7.0 and 7.1. The authors are still investigating to see if scp is in fact vulnerability to the problems discussed recently on Bugtraq. Removing the setuid bit from the ssh program does not prevent scp from creating setuid files. The setuid bit is necessary for certain authentication methods and removing the setuid bit disables rhosts-rsa and the old rhosts authentication, the former of which is widely used. Our apologies for making the previous pre-mature announcement and perhaps causing the problem to seem larger than it may actually be.

Updated packages

7.0 i586

 na 7.0/RPMS/na

7.1 i586

 na 7.1/RPMS/na