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 
Subject: Announce: OpenSSH 5.3 released

OpenSSH 5.3 has just been released. It will be available from the
mirrors listed at 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:

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.

 * 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.

 * Fix detection of libresolv on OSX 10.6.

 - SHA1 (openssh-5.3.tar.gz) = f1b9a280565e916c1f84fd4d944313ec926242a2
 - SHA1 (openssh-5.3p1.tar.gz) = d411fde2584ef6022187f565360b2c63a05602b5

Reporting Bugs:
- Please read
  Security bugs should be reported directly to

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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