Updated: OpenSSH-3.3p1-2

Corinna Vinschen vinschen@redhat.com
Tue Jun 25 10:54:00 GMT 2002


I've updated the version of OpenSSH to 3.3p1-2.

This is a Cygwin bug fix release.

This version allows to use privilege separation in a slightly restricted
way.  Since privilege separation is consisting of two independent parts
(preauth, postauth) and only the postauth part requires descriptors
passing, this version enables the usage of preauth privilege separation
in Cygwin.  Note that this doesn't create an additional sshd process as
described in the README.privsep file and note that this isn't still as
secure as fully-fledged privilege separation but it's a good start.

Since using privilege separation requires creating a new account called
"sshd" and creating a directory /var/empty, this is still not the default
setting on Cygwin.  If you want to use privilege separation, please
follow the hints of the /usr/doc/openssh/README.privsep document.
And please switch on your brain's abstraction layer since you can't
obviously not use `useradd' and you can't obviously not create a
group with the same name on NT systems.  Creating that group isn't
actually required, fortunately.

And now again the...

Official Release Message:
====================================================================
OpenSSH 3.3 has just been released. It will be available from the
mirrors listed at http://www.openssh.com/ shortly.

OpenSSH is a 100% complete SSH protocol version 1.3, 1.5 and 2.0
implementation and includes sftp client and server support.

We would like to thank the OpenSSH community for their continued
support and encouragement.


Changes since OpenSSH 3.2.3:
============================

Security Changes:
=================

- improved support for privilege separation:

        privilege separation is now enabled by default

  See UsePrivilegeSeparation in sshd_config(5)
  and http://www.citi.umich.edu/u/provos/ssh/privsep.html for more
  information.
- ssh no longer needs to be installed setuid root for protocol   
  version 2 hostbased authentication, see ssh-keysign(8).
  protocol version 1 rhosts-rsa authentication still requires privileges
  and is not recommended.

Other Changes:
==============

- documentation for the client and server configuration options have
  been moved to ssh_config(5) and sshd_config(5).
- the server now supports the Compression option, see sshd_config(5).
- the client options RhostsRSAAuthentication and RhostsAuthentication now
  default to no, see ssh_config(5).
- the client options FallBackToRsh and UseRsh are deprecated.
- ssh-agent now supports locking and timeouts for keys, see ssh-add(1).
- ssh-agent can now bind to unix-domain sockets given on the command line,
  see ssh-agent(1).
- fixes problems with valid RSA signatures from putty clients.

Reporting Bugs:
===============

- please read http://www.openssh.com/report.html  
  and http://bugzilla.mindrot.org/

OpenSSH is brought to you by Markus Friedl, Niels Provos, Theo de Raadt,
Kevin Steves, Damien Miller and Ben Lindstrom.
====================================================================

To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the http://cygwin.com/ web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your  
system.  Once you've downloaded setup.exe, run it and select "Net" and
then click on the appropriate field until the above announced version
number appears if it is not displayed already.

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mailing list at: cygwin@cygwin.com .  I would appreciate it if you would
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Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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