Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1025503
Updated openssl disables ssh-agent
Last modified: 2015-02-17 13:58:34 EST
Description of problem:
After updating from version 1.0.1e-28 to either 29 or 30, ssh-agent won't start at login anymore.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Update openssl, openssl-devel, openss-libs to version 1.0.1e-29 or 1.0.1e-30
Steps to Reproduce:
Have a rsa/dsa key protected by passphrase
1. execute ssh-add -l
2. ssh into a machine that uses rsa/dsa key authentication
3. push a commit to github, or equivalently any other operation that would grant access via key authentication
Passphrase is being asked every time a login is attempted.
No passphrase should be asked.
Downgrading to 1.0.1e-28 without any other change, for me systematically fixes the issue, whilst upgrading to 1.0.1e-29 or 1.0.1e-30 breaks it again.
This is extremely improbable. The one and only difference between openssl-1.0.1e-28 and -29 is that -29 does not advertise ec curves that it does not support in TLS. SSH however does not have any relation to this functionality. Have you tried to restart the machine with the new openssl installed? The bug would have to be in build environment changes between -28 and -29 which is very improbable.
If you try to start the ssh-agent manually with ssh-agent -d - does it output any error? What exit code does it exit with if it does not start?
Hi, yes I tried to reboot but the result is the same.
Furthermore, starting the agent manually returns:
SSH_AUTH_SOCK=/tmp/ssh-UCs8zqHhEnnX/agent.11010; export SSH_AUTH_SOCK;
echo Agent pid 11010;
but after it, a ssh-add -l returns:
Could not open a connection to your authentication agent.
I just tried that in order to make it work, i first have to run:
then add the keys with:
(passphrase is asked now once)
shows the cached keys.
Not sure why this happens, I run gnome-shell as desktop environment on fedora 19.
May this be related on some service autostart?
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