Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 820415
CVE-2012-3478 rssh: possible circumvention of rssh restrictions [fedora-all]
Last modified: 2013-01-11 20:00:05 EST
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There is no upstream fix, and the upstream author has no intention of fixing the problem, or in continuing to maintain the software, as noted in the vulnerability report.
I think that, unless we want to invest in finding an appropriate fix and maintaining this ourselves, we should remove rssh from Fedora and EPEL, due to upstream's disinterest in maintaining it.
I have orphaned the package. If anyone doesn't want to take over and fix the security issue, they will have to retire it. I know OLPC is using this package so I am giving them a chance to deal with this first.
Could OLPC use scponly instead?
(In reply to comment #3)
> Could OLPC use scponly instead?
They can probably just configure OpenSSH properly, for example by using
according to the sshd_config man page.
(In reply to comment #2)
> I have orphaned the package. If anyone doesn't want to take over and fix
> the security issue, they will have to retire it. I know OLPC is using this
> package so I am giving them a chance to deal with this first.
Any progress with having this package retired?
Patch is in bug 877279 comment 15.
rssh-2.3.4-1.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.
rssh-2.3.4-1.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
rssh-2.3.4-1.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database. Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 16 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing rssh-2.3.4-1.fc16'
as soon as you are able to.
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rssh-2.3.4-1.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
rssh-2.3.4-1.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.