The remote host is missing an update as announced via advisory SSA:2003-266-01.
Upgraded OpenSSH 3.7.1p2 packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0 and -current. This fixes security problems with PAM authentication. It also includes several code cleanups from Solar Designer. Slackware is not vulnerable to the PAM problem, and it is not believed that any of the other code cleanups fix exploitable security problems, not nevertheless sites may wish to upgrade. These are some of the more interesting entries from OpenSSH's ChangeLog so you can be the judge: [buffer.c] protect against double free #660 zardoz at users.sf.net - firstname.lastname@example.org 2003/09/18 08:49:45 [deattack.c misc.c session.c ssh-agent.c] more buffer allocation fixes from Solar Designer CVE-2003-0682 ok millert@ - (djm) Bug #676: Fix PAM stack corruption - (djm) Fix bad free() in PAM code