Call for testing: OpenSSH 7.5p1

Jakub Jelen jjelen at
Tue Mar 14 22:45:55 AEDT 2017

On 03/14/2017 11:40 AM, Damien Miller wrote:
> Hi,
> OpenSSH 7.5p1 is almost ready for release, so we would appreciate testing
> on as many platforms and systems as possible. This is a bugfix release.
> [...]
> This release includes a number of changes that may affect existing
> configurations:
>  * This release deprecates the sshd_config UsePrivilegeSeparation
>    option, thereby making privilege separation mandatory. Privilege
>    separation has been on by default for almost 15 years.

I don't see this option deprecated in current portable master. Still in 
place. How are we going to be able to switch between Sandbox and just 
privilege separation?

As far as I remember, various people still use this use case to test 
other SSH implementation (privsep requires running a root, isn't it?).

>  * Fix various fallout and sharp edges caused by removing SSH protocol
>    1 support from the server, including the server banner string being
>    incorrectly terminated with only \n (instead of \r\n), and
>    confusing error messages from ssh-keyscan bz#2583.

I would vouch for this bug get fixed too in the relation to the SSH1 

Also this one is a bit confusing:

I took the package through the basic sanity testing and so far all tests 

Jakub Jelen
Software Engineer
Security Technologies
Red Hat
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