Debian: DSA-2879-1: libssh security update

    Date13 Mar 2014
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    It was discovered that libssh, a tiny C SSH library, did not reset the state of the PRNG after accepting a connection. A server mode application that forks itself to handle incoming connections could see its children sharing the same PRNG state, resulting in a cryptographic
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2879-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                          Raphael Geissert
    March 13, 2014                         http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : libssh
    CVE ID         : CVE-2014-0017
    
    It was discovered that libssh, a tiny C SSH library, did not reset the
    state of the PRNG after accepting a connection. A server mode
    application that forks itself to handle incoming connections could see
    its children sharing the same PRNG state, resulting in a cryptographic
    weakness and possibly the recovery of the private key.
    
    For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.4.5-3+squeeze2.
    
    For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.5.4-1+deb7u1.
    
    For the testing distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.5.4-3.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.5.4-3.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your libssh packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: http://www.debian.org/security/
    
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