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Debian: DSA-2879-1: libssh security update

Date 13 Mar 2014
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Posted By LinuxSecurity 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.
https://www.debian.org/security/                          Raphael Geissert
March 13, 2014                         https://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: https://www.debian.org/security/

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