Fedora 16 Update: openssh-5.8p2-21.fc16

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Fedora Update Notification
2011-11-19 05:18:04

Name        : openssh
Product     : Fedora 16
Version     : 5.8p2
Release     : 21.fc16
URL         : http://www.openssh.com/portable.html
Summary     : An open source implementation of SSH protocol versions 1 and 2
Description :
SSH (Secure SHell) is a program for logging into and executing
commands on a remote machine. SSH is intended to replace rlogin and
rsh, and to provide secure encrypted communications between two
untrusted hosts over an insecure network. X11 connections and
arbitrary TCP/IP ports can also be forwarded over the secure channel.

OpenSSH is OpenBSD's version of the last free version of SSH, bringing
it up to date in terms of security and features.

This package includes the core files necessary for both the OpenSSH
client and server. To make this package useful, you should also
install openssh-clients, openssh-server, or both.

Update Information:

Fixes a serious problem in sshd-keygen script where the keys are created with wrong permissions and the sshd fails to load them on startup then.

The workaround on already broken machines is to do:
chmod g-r /etc/ssh/*host_*_key


* Fri Nov 18 2011 Tomas Mraz <tmraz at redhat.com> - 5.8p2-21 + 0.9.2-31
- still support /etc/sysconfig/sshd loading in sshd service (#754732)
- fix incorrect key permissions generated by sshd-keygen script (#754779)
* Tue Aug  9 2011 Jan F. Chadima <jchadima at redhat.com> - 5.8p2-20 + 0.9.2-31
- save ssh-askpass's debuginfo
* Mon Aug  8 2011 Jan F. Chadima <jchadima at redhat.com> - 5.8p2-19 + 0.9.2-31
- compile ssh-askpass with corect CFLAGS
* Mon Aug  8 2011 Jan F. Chadima <jchadima at redhat.com> - 5.8p2-17 + 0.9.2-31
- repair broken man pages

  [ 1 ] Bug #754732 - Bind options (E.g. -4) /etc/sysconfig/sshd is not longer honored in f16 / systemd. (Patch attached)
  [ 2 ] Bug #754779 - no connect, Read from socket failed: Connection reset by peer.

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update openssh' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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