Call for testing: OpenSSH 7.3
dtucker at zip.com.au
Fri Jul 22 23:32:51 AEST 2016
On Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 10:18 PM, Corinna Vinschen <vinschen at redhat.com> wrote:
> Hmm. If that only affects Cygwin, and if defines.h is not synced anyway,
> what about getting rid of the configure stuff entirely?
> Tested counterproposal:
Looks reasonable. It's late here so I'm going to look at it tomorrow.
> As for the comment preceeding the definition, I didn't change it from
> your text in my proposal. However.
> I'd like to outline that IPPORT_RESERVED == 1024 still makes sense in
> terms of the implementation of bindresvport_sa and rcmd. It's not just
> backward compatibility. There are also applications out there which
> still expect this value to make sense.
> The *real* problem here is that OpenSSH checks for uid 0 before allowing
> to bind a socket to a port < IPPORT_RESERVED, rather than letting the OS
> decide if the current user is allowed to bind that port.
> From my POV this check in OpenSSH is gratuitious and it's the real reason
> we have this problem at all.
In the case of sshd running with privsep off, the process doing the
binding is still running as root and I suspect those checks date back
to when it was always running as root. It could probably
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