Please Install the Updated Packages.
OpenSSH is OpenBSD's Secure Shell (SSH) protocol implementation. These packages include the core files necessary for the OpenSSH client and server. A denial of service flaw was found in the OpenSSH GSSAPI authentication implementation. A remote, authenticated user could use this flaw to make the OpenSSH server daemon (sshd) use an excessive amount of memory, leading to a denial of service. GSSAPI authentication is enabled by default (GSSAPIAuthentication yes in /etc/ssh/sshd_config). (CVE-2011-5000) These updated openssh packages also provide fixes for the following bugs: * SSH X11 forwarding failed if IPv6 was enabled and the parameter X11UseLocalhost was set to " no" . Consequently, users could not set X forwarding. This update fixes sshd and ssh to correctly bind the port for the IPv6 protocol. As a result, X11 forwarding now works as expected with IPv6. (BZ#732955) * The sshd daemon was killed by the OOM killer when running a stress test. Consequently, a user could not log in. With this update, the sshd daemon sets its oom_adj value to -17. As a result, sshd is not chosen by OOM killer and users are able to log in to solve problems with memory. (BZ#744236) * If the SSH server is configured with a banner that contains a backslash character, then the client will escape it with another '\' character, so it prints double backslashes. An upstream patch has been applied to correct the problem and the SSH banner is now correctly displayed. (BZ#809619) In addition, these updated openssh packages provide the following enhancements: * Previously, SSH allowed multiple ways of authentication of which only one was required for a successful login. SSH can now be set up to require multiple ways of authentication. For example, logging in to an SSH-enabled machine requires both a passphrase and a public key to be entered. The RequiredAuthentications1 and RequiredAuthentications2 options can be configured in the /etc/ssh/sshd_config file to specify authentications that are required for a successful login. For example, to set key and password authentication for SSH version 2, type: echo 'RequiredAuthentications2 publickey,password' >> /etc/ssh/sshd_config For more information on the aforementioned /etc/ssh/sshd_config options, refer to the sshd_config man page. (BZ#657378) * Previously, OpenSSH could use the Advanced Encryption Standa ... Description truncated, for more information please check the Reference URL
openssh on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6), Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6), Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)
Updated on 2015-03-25