[SECURITY] Fedora 17 Update: openssh-5.9p1-29.fc17

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Fedora Update Notification
2013-02-09 10:46:11

Name        : openssh
Product     : Fedora 17
Version     : 5.9p1
Release     : 29.fc17
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:

This update changes default of MaxStartups to 10:30:100 to start doing random early drop at 10 connections up to 100 connections - CVE-2010-5107

* Fri Feb  8 2013 Petr Lautrbach <plautrba at redhat.com> 5.9p1-29 + 0.9.3-1
- change default value of MaxStartups - CVE-2010-5107 (#908707)
* Mon Nov 26 2012 Petr Lautrbach <plautrba at redhat.com> 5.9p1-28 + 0.9.3-1
- avoid xfree(NULL) in ssh_selinux_copy_context() (#789502)
- fix the man moduli page (#841065)
- fix the required authentications patch (#872608)
- fix IPQoS not being set on non-mapped v4-in-v6 addressed connections (#861818)
* Wed Oct 31 2012 Petr Lautrbach <plautrba at redhat.com> 5.9p1-27 + 0.9.3-1
- don't use /bin and /sbin paths (#856590)
- fix gssapi canohost patch (#863350)
* Mon Aug  6 2012 Petr Lautrbach <plautrba at redhat.com> 5.9p1-26 + 0.9.3-1
- change SELinux context also for root user (#827109)
* Fri Jul 27 2012 Petr Lautrbach <plautrba at redhat.com> 5.9p1-25 + 0.9.3-1
- fix various issues in openssh-5.9p1-required-authentications.patch
* Tue Jul 17 2012 Tomas Mraz <tmraz at redhat.com> 5.9p1-24 + 0.9.3-1
- allow sha256 and sha512 hmacs in the FIPS mode
* Fri Jun 22 2012 Tomas Mraz <tmraz at redhat.com> 5.9p1-23 + 0.9.3-1
- fix segfault in su when pam_ssh_agent_auth is used and the ssh-agent
  is not running, most probably not exploitable
- update pam_ssh_agent_auth to 0.9.3 upstream version

  [ 1 ] Bug #908707 - CVE-2010-5107 openssh: Prevent connection slot exhaustion attacks

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update openssh' at the command line.
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