Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 458174
ssh-client fails with "xmalloc: zero size"
Last modified: 2008-08-06 18:09:57 EDT
on certain ssh-servers the ssh-client fails with "xmalloc: zero size" and exits immediately before asking for a password or so.
What I found was:
"ssh fails with xmalloc: zero size when connecting to a server with
present but empty banner."
where there is also a patch mentioned for OpenSSH 5.1b1.
And somebody mentioned workarounds, which I didn't yet try:
This is already fixed in the testing update and 5.1p1 is not in released updates yet.
Pending update from testing fixes it. Tried, looks good.
Other bug-ID I found for this: #457326