The OpenSSH team has released version 6.9 of OpenSSH. This is primarily a bugfix release, with some new features.
OpenSSH is a 100% complete SSH protocol (version 1.3, 1.5 and 2.0) implementation and includes server support and sftp.
- ssh(1): when forwarding X11 connections with ForwardX11Trusted=no,
connections made after ForwardX11Timeout expired could be permitted
and no longer subject to XSECURITY restrictions because of an
ineffective timeout check in ssh(1) coupled with “fail open”
behaviour in the X11 server when clients attempted connections with
expired credentials. This problem was reported by Jann Horn.
- ssh-agent(1): fix weakness of agent locking (ssh-add -x) to
password guessing by implementing an increasing failure delay,
storing a salted hash of the password rather than the password
itself and using a timing-safe comparison function for verifying
unlock attempts. This problem was reported by Ryan Castellucci.
- ssh(1), sshd(8): promote firstname.lastname@example.org to be the
- sshd(8): support admin-specified arguments to AuthorizedKeysCommand;
- sshd(8): add AuthorizedPrincipalsCommand that allows retrieving
authorized principals information from a subprocess rather than
- ssh(1), ssh-add(1): support PKCS#11 devices with external PIN
entry devices bz#2240
- sshd(8): allow GSSAPI host credential check to be relaxed for
multihomed hosts via GSSAPIStrictAcceptorCheck option; bz#928
- ssh-keygen(1): support “ssh-keygen -lF hostname” to search
known_hosts and print key hashes rather than full keys.
- ssh-agent(1): add -D flag to leave ssh-agent in foreground without
enabling debug mode; bz#2381
Version 7 is expected to be released later this month.
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