[Bug 2716] New: [PATCH] Add "permitlisten" support for -R style forward

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            Bug ID: 2716
           Summary: [PATCH] Add "permitlisten" support for -R style
           Product: Portable OpenSSH
           Version: 7.5p1
          Hardware: amd64
                OS: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P5
         Component: sshd
          Assignee: unassigned-bugs at mindrot.org
          Reporter: philipp.heckel at gmail.com

Created attachment 2977
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Add "permitlisten" support for -R style forward

Hi there,

my apologies for duplicating this message here. I saw too late that
there is also a public bug tracker.

This patch adds support for per-key restriction of -R style forwards
via a "permitlisten"-option in the authorized_keys file -- similar to
the "permitopen"-option for -L style forwards.

This is desirable if you want to have restricted accounts/keys that
can only be used for -R style forwards on certain ports.

With this example authorized_keys file:
  restrict,permitlisten="localhost:8080" ssh-rsa AAAAB3Nza...

This is allowed:
$ ssh -R 8080:localhost:80 root at localhost -N

While this is not allowed (note port 8081):
$ ssh -R 8081:localhost:80 root at localhost -N
Error: remote port forwarding failed for listen port 8081

This is a preliminary patch (no support for a servconf option
"PermitListen" yet), because I wanted to get early feedback before

Do you think this approach is correct? Would this be a desirable
feature? Is "permitlisten" the correct name for this? Or would 
"permitropen", "permitremoteopen" be better suited?

Philipp Heckel

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