Bug#247538: sshd: logout not recorded in utmp
tags 247538 fixed-upstream
On Wed, May 05, 2004 at 08:24:44PM +0200, Nicolas George wrote:
> Package: ssh
> Version: 1:3.8p1-3
> Severity: important
> When ssh creates a tty with a number greater than 999, it does not
> remove it correctly from utmp. The problem is that ssh uses at one place
> a 8-chars buffer while everywhere else it uses larger buffers: since
> "pts/1234\0" is more than 8 chars long, it is truncated.
> The problem shows probably on *very* loaded login servers, but it shows
> also on 2.6.4+ kernels, where the tty numbers are never reused.
> If the line
> char line;
> in loginrec.c:1357 becomes
> char line[UT_LINESIZE];
> that fixes the problem.
This has been fixed in OpenSSH 3.8.1p1, which I'll be uploading to
Colin Watson [firstname.lastname@example.org]