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OpenSSH 5.3 is now available
The OpenBSD project has released version 5.3 of OpenSSH, the free implementation of the Secure Shell protocol (SSH). The main changes in OpenSSH are support for path names with more than 256 characters and that support for Windows 95/98/ME has been dropped.
Apart from this, there are only minor fixes. An overview of all the changes are to be found in the release notes. OpenSSH is available under a BSD licence and funded through donations.
The full release notes are here:
From: Damien Miller
To: email@example.com Subject: Announce: OpenSSH 5.3 released OpenSSH 5.3 has just been released. It will be available from the mirrors listed at https://www.openssh.com/ shortly. OpenSSH is a 100% complete SSH protocol version 1.3, 1.5 and 2.0 implementation and includes sftp client and server support. This release marks the 10th anniversary of the OpenSSH project. We would like to thank the OpenSSH community for their support, especially those who will continue to contribute code or patches, report bugs, test snapshots or donate to the project during the next 10 years. More information on donations may be found at: https://www.openssh.com/donations.html This is a bugfix release, no new features have been added. Changes since OpenSSH 5.2 ======================== General Bugfixes: * Do not limit home directory paths to 256 characters. bz#1615 * Several minor documentation and correctness fixes. Portable OpenSSH Bugfixes: * This release removes for support for very old versions of Cygwin and for Windows 95/98/ME * Move the deletion of PAM credentials on logout to after the session close. bz#1534 * Make PrintLastLog work on AIX. bz#1595 * Avoid compile errors on FreeBSD from conflicts in glob.h. bz#1634 * Delay dropping of root privileges on AIX so chroot and pam_open_session work correctly. bz#1249 and bz#1567 * Increase client IO buffer on Cygwin to 64K, realising a significant performance improvement. * Roll back bz#1241 (better handling for expired passwords on Tru64). The change broke password logins on some configurations. * Accept ENOSYS as a fallback error when attempting atomic rename(). bz#1535 * Fix passing of variables to recursive make(1) invocations on Solaris. bz#1505 * Skip the tcgetattr call on the pty master on Solaris, since it never succeeds and can hang if large amounts of data is sent to the slave (eg a copy-paste). bz#1528 * Fix detection of krb5-config. bz#1639 * Fix test for server-assigned remote forwarding port for non-root users. bz#1578 * Fix detection of libresolv on OSX 10.6. Checksums: ========= - SHA1 (openssh-5.3.tar.gz) = f1b9a280565e916c1f84fd4d944313ec926242a2 - SHA1 (openssh-5.3p1.tar.gz) = d411fde2584ef6022187f565360b2c63a05602b5 Reporting Bugs: ============== - Please read https://www.openssh.com/report.html Security bugs should be reported directly to firstname.lastname@example.org OpenSSH is brought to you by Markus Friedl, Niels Provos, Theo de Raadt, Kevin Steves, Damien Miller, Darren Tucker, Jason McIntyre, Tim Rice and Ben Lindstrom.
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