[rescue] OpenSSH vulnerability (patched again, remote restart)

Kevin kevin at mpcf.com
Wed Sep 17 14:52:42 CDT 2003

Very helpful info, thanks.


On Wed, 17 Sep 2003 12:55:49 -0600
"Todd C. Miller" <Todd.Miller at courtesan.com> wrote:
> A SIGHUP will cause sshd to re-exec itself as long as
> it was started with a full path.  E.g.,
> /usr/sbin/sshd, not just sshd.
> Also note that killing the master sshd does not
> affect the children(current connections) so it is
> safe to kill the master while logged in via ssh, move
> the old binary out of the way or unlink it, then copy
> in the new binary and start it.  Of course, you
> should test that you can connect before logging out
> ;-)
>  - todd

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