Re: rssh security announcement

From: Derek Martin <>
Subject: Re: rssh security announcement

On Tue, May 15, 2012 at 10:46:04AM -0500, Derek Martin wrote:
> On Tue, May 08, 2012 at 12:24:52PM -0500, Derek Martin wrote:
> > Henrik Erkkonen has discovered that, through clever manipulation of
> > environment variables on the ssh command line, it is possible to
> > circumvent rssh.  As far as I can tell, there is no way to effect a
> > root compromise, except of course if the root account is the one
> > you're attempting to protect with rssh...
> > 
> > This project is old, and I have no interest in continuing to maintain
> > it.  
> Actually, I have a patch for this.  I'll be publishing it later this
> week, when I can find some time to do it.

I haven't had the time to do a release for this yet.  For now, I've
posted a patch to the rssh mailing list.  The patch should be
available via the mailing list archives presently:

Derek D. Martin
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