Originally Posted by trickykid
Are you speaking or Red Hat 8.0? If so, you're probably going to have an easier time just upgrading to a later version of Red Hat itself as there have been numerous security updates since 8.0.
With that in mind, there's probably not a lot of already pre-compiled RPM's for an easy installation and you would have to satisfy a lot of dependencies.
You're only choice most likely in the matter would be to get a source rpm and build it yourself and or install by source. But I would recommend to upgrade the OS itself, upgrading just SSH isn't going to make your machine that much more secure.
You are right!!!. I agree with you on this completely. But as you might know , management is not willing to go for whole upgradation at the moment. They have ran a tool which detected openssh to be vulnerable. So the orders have come to upgrade the same.
Now the option of going ahead with SOURCE RPM looks good but I am really unaware with the process of installing SRPMS .
I have the standard list of commands which I will put it here. Just correct me if I'm wrong.
# rpmbuild --rebuild package_name.src.rpm
# rpm -Uvh /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386/package_name.i386.rpm
Once this is done .... can we conclude as we have upgraded the OPENSSH on a system??