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|Summary:||OpenSSH ignores keys in ~/.ssh/config and offers keys from Seahorse instead|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Phillip Smith <fukawi2+fedora>|
|Component:||openssh||Assignee:||Jan F. Chadima <jchadima>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Version:||12||CC:||ajschult, fabsh, fukawi2+fedora, jchadima, mgrepl, tmraz, tschweikle|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2010-12-03 19:23:22 EST||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Phillip Smith 2010-01-14 23:29:35 EST
Description of problem: I have 4 SSH keys for various purposes. Seahorse is aware of all of them, however SSH ignores the "IdentityFile" config in ~/.ssh/config and instead uses the keys from Seahorse in alphabetical order. This means I can not login to servers where the MaxAuthAttempts is set to 3 as my 3 attempts expire before getting to the 4th key (which is the one that will let me login). Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): Fedora 12 OpenSSH_5.2p1 OpenSSL 0.9.8l How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Create 4 SSH keys and add to Seahorse 2. Configure ~/.ssh/config with server details, including an IdentityFile directive 3. Set server to only allow 3 auth attempts 4. Try to login with '-v' flag to ssh. You will see all keys offered in alphabetical order. Actual results: Can not login to server because key is not chosen from config file and it pulled from Seahorse instead. Expected results: IdentityFile directive from ~/.ssh/config is chosen first, then any IdentifyFile directives in /etc/ssh/ssh_config and only then is Seahorse asked for further keys. Additional info: ~/.ssh/config ========================================================= Host * ControlMaster auto ControlPath ~/.ssh/master-%r@%h:%p VerifyHostKeyDNS yes <SNIP OTHER HOSTS> Host dingo dingo.DOMAIN.nl hostname dingo.DOMAIN.nl port 5801 user fukawi2 IdentityFile ~/.ssh/privatekey_personal.dsa DynamicForward localhost:3128 ========================================================= Output from SSH with debug turned on. You can see other keys being offered (marked with a *) before the one configured in IdentityFile above. ========================================================= phillips@phil-desktop ~ $ ssh dingo -v OpenSSH_5.2p1, OpenSSL 1.0.0-fips-beta4 10 Nov 2009 debug1: Reading configuration data /home/phillips/.ssh/config debug1: Applying options for * debug1: Applying options for dingo debug1: Reading configuration data /etc/ssh/ssh_config debug1: Applying options for * debug1: auto-mux: Trying existing master debug1: Control socket "/home/phillips/.ssh/master-fukawi2@dingo.DOMAIN.nl:5801" does not exist debug1: Connecting to dingo.DOMAIN.nl [74.207.xxx.xx] port 5801. debug1: Connection established. debug1: identity file /home/phillips/.ssh/privatekey_personal.dsa type -1 debug1: Remote protocol version 2.0, remote software version OpenSSH_5.2 debug1: match: OpenSSH_5.2 pat OpenSSH* debug1: Enabling compatibility mode for protocol 2.0 debug1: Local version string SSH-2.0-OpenSSH_5.2 debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEXINIT sent debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEXINIT received debug1: kex: server->client aes128-ctr hmac-md5 none debug1: kex: client->server aes128-ctr hmac-md5 none debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_REQUEST(1024<1024<8192) sent debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_GROUP debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_INIT sent debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_REPLY debug1: found 2 insecure fingerprints in DNS debug1: matching host key fingerprint found in DNS debug1: Host '[dingo.DOMAIN.nl]:5801' is known and matches the RSA host key. debug1: Found key in /home/phillips/.ssh/known_hosts:108 debug1: ssh_rsa_verify: signature correct debug1: SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS sent debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS debug1: SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS received debug1: SSH2_MSG_SERVICE_REQUEST sent debug1: SSH2_MSG_SERVICE_ACCEPT received debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey,password debug1: Next authentication method: publickey * debug1: Offering public key: fukawi2-archserver debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey,password * debug1: Offering public key: .ssh/privatekey_nwb.dsa debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey,password debug1: Trying private key: /home/phillips/.ssh/privatekey_personal.dsa =========================================================
Comment 1 Fabian A. Scherschel 2010-05-18 04:03:27 EDT
I think I ran into this bug or something similar when trying to push to Gitorious. I only have one SSH key which used to work but suddenly git reported the following on a push: Agent admitted failure to sign using the key. Permission denied (publickey). Regenerating the key and doing a "ssh-add ~/.ssh/id_rsa" fixed the problem. I think this is related to the follwing gnome-keyring / ssh-agent bug described in Ubuntu: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-keyring/+bug/201786
Comment 2 Phillip Smith 2010-05-18 05:17:55 EDT
I think that's a different problem. I do not see the error "Agent admitted failure to sign using the key". Then again, it *could* be the same problem manifesting differently.
Comment 3 Fabian A. Scherschel 2010-05-18 05:32:00 EDT
I was assuming this since Seahorse is involved. I am by no means an expert in all things SSH. I will file a separate bug if that is wanted.
Comment 4 Phillip Smith 2010-05-18 05:43:09 EDT
*shrugs* I'm not sure either -- I'm just saying that I don't get that exact error message.... Someone more knowledgeable than both of us in this area can determine hopefully ;)
Comment 5 Michael Spahn 2010-10-10 14:07:52 EDT
*** Bug 641684 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2010-11-03 20:56:32 EDT
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Comment 7 Fabian A. Scherschel 2010-11-05 04:19:54 EDT
Are we sure this is fixed in F14? I haven't had any problems so far but I haven't done much uploading to Gitorious lately (which is where this error would mostly surface for me).
Comment 8 Jan F. Chadima 2010-11-08 07:45:14 EST
Did you test to use IdentitiesOnly ssh command? Maybe in some Host.... section?
Comment 9 Fabian A. Scherschel 2010-11-08 08:02:59 EST
How would I go about doing that?
Comment 10 Jan F. Chadima 2010-11-20 07:27:19 EST
Comment 11 Bug Zapper 2010-12-03 19:23:22 EST
Fedora 12 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2010-12-02. Fedora 12 is no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug. If you can reproduce this bug against a currently maintained version of Fedora please feel free to reopen this bug against that version. Thank you for reporting this bug and we are sorry it could not be fixed.