Colm MacCarthaigh wrote:
> I agree with that interpretation, certainly. But it remains that major
> vendors are in a position to provide a solution to the problems by
I'd love to take a straw poll of the list.
Suppose you are responsible for a major PAM-based Linux distribution
(pretty much anything bar Slackware or the floppy distros).
Would you feel comfortable updating your OpenSSH package based on a
large blob of new code released three or four days ago? (PrivSep has
been in OpenBSD CVS since March, but only released for the Portable
OpenSSH in the last few days)
Would you feel comfortable enabling PrivSep by default - knowing that it
doesn't work with some PAM authentication methods (OPIE is one that
Debian have spotted), breaks other PAM modules (Mandrake spotted
problems with password expiry)?
Would you instead recommend to your customers that they disable sshd
next week, or heavily control access by firewall rules?
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