Updated: OpenSSH-3.8p1-1

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Tue Feb 24 17:27:00 GMT 2004

I've just updated the version of OpenSSH to 3.8p1-1.

This is an official new release, based on the vanilla sources.

The release message is about an hour old so I'm pretty confident,
Cygwin is the first distribution having the new OpenSSH version ;-)

Official Release Message:
OpenSSH 3.8 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 to the project, especially those who contributed source and
bought T-shirts or posters.

We have a new design of T-shirt available, more info on

For international orders use http://https.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/order
and for European orders, use http://https.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/order.eu

Changes since OpenSSH 3.7.1:

* sshd(8) now supports forced changes of expired passwords via
  /usr/bin/passwd or keyboard-interactive authentication.

  Note for AIX: sshd will now deny password access to accounts with
  passwords expired longer than their maxexpired attribute.  For
  details, see the AIX section in README.platform.

* ssh(1) now uses untrusted cookies for X11-Forwarding.
  Some X11 applications might need full access to the X11 server,
  see ForwardX11Trusted in ssh(1) and xauth(1) for more information.

* ssh(1) now supports sending application layer
  keep-alive messages to the server.  See ServerAliveInterval
  in ssh(1) for more information.

* Improved sftp(1) batch file support.

* New KerberosGetAFSToken option for sshd(8).

* Updated /etc/moduli file and improved performance for
  protocol version 2.

* Support for host keys in DNS (draft-ietf-secsh-dns-xx.txt).
  Please see README.dns in the source distribution for details.

* Fix a number of memory leaks.

* The experimental "gssapi" support has been replaced with
  the "gssapi-with-mic" to fix possible MITM attacks.
  The two versions are not compatible.


- MD5 (openssh-3.8.tgz) = 7d5590a333d8f8aa1fa6f19e24938700
- MD5 (openssh-3.8p1.tar.gz) = 7861a4c0841ab69a6eec5c747daff6fb

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, Ben Lindstrom, Darren Tucker and Tim Rice.

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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