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Re: OpenSSH Packages No Longer Suggest openssh-blacklist






*From:* Sven Joachim <svenjoac@gmx.de>
*Sent:* Thursday, April 10, 2014 5:08PM
*To:* debian-user@lists.debian.org
*Subject:* Re: OpenSSH Packages No Longer Suggest openssh-blacklist

On 2014-04-10 23:30 +0200, Alex Robbins wrote:

I have been using Debian Testing (Jessie) and tried to upgrade today, and
aptitude tried to remove openssh-blacklist and openssh-blacklist-extra
as they
were no longer used.  Upon further inspection, in...

Debian Wheezy:
openssh-client and openssh-server recommend openssh-blacklist and
openssh-blacklist-extra

Debian Jessie Recently (according to the packages on my system before
the upgrade):
openssh-client and openssh-server suggest openssh-blacklist and
openssh-blacklist-extra

Debian Jessie Currently:
Neither openssh-client nor openssh-server depend on openssh-blacklist or
openssh-blacklist-extra in any way

I do not quite know which programs use the blacklist, but what is the
reason for
this change?  Shouldn't the client, the server, or both at least suggest
openssh-blacklist?  I couldn't find anything about this in the changelogs.
It's this particular change:

,----
| openssh (1:6.5p1-1) unstable; urgency=medium
| [...]
|   * Drop ssh-vulnkey and the associated ssh/ssh-add/sshd integration code,
|     leaving only basic configuration file compatibility, since it has been
|     nearly six years since the original vulnerability and this code is not
|     likely to be of much value any more (closes: #481853, #570651).  See
|     https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2013/09/msg00240.html for my full
|     reasoning.
| [...]
|  -- Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org>  Mon, 10 Feb 2014 14:58:26 +0000
`----

The removal of ssh-vulnkey means that the blacklist isn't used anymore.

Cheers,
        Sven




 So I see.  Thank you.


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