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RE: Possible Security Hole in SSHD w/ CYGWIN?
- From: "David Willis" <david_willis at comcast dot net>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Sat, 13 Feb 2016 17:37:32 -0800
- Subject: RE: Possible Security Hole in SSHD w/ CYGWIN?
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Also, just wanted to respond to this one piece of the message to clarify -
The only change I made to what ssh_host_config does is to use the existing
domain admin account cyg_server rather than creating a new local admin
account (and it actually detects it automatically if it exists already so
this isn't even really doing anything different)
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of
Sent: Saturday, February 13, 2016 4:14 PM
Subject: Re: Possible Security Hole in SSHD w/ CYGWIN?
> I don't know how you've arrived at the setup you just described, but
> it's not the one that sshd_host_config produces. Yes, setting up an
> SSHD wrongly can open up security holes, no surprise here.
Once again, assumptions. While I can't explicitly vouch for David's
environment, as I do not have access to check, I can vouch for mine, and
mine was configured using sshd_host_config, with the only changes after
sshd_host_config being regarding TCP and X tunneling.
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