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Old 05-29-2007, 03:00 AM   #1
sachinh
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OPENSSH upgrade ??


We have linux 8.0 (Pretty Old). Following is the relevant info.


#uname -a
Linux X.com 2.4.20-20.8smp #1

[root@X openssh-3.9p1]# rpm -qa | grep ssh
openssh-clients-3.4p1-7
openssh-3.4p1-7
openssh-askpass-gnome-3.4p1-7
openssh-server-3.4p1-7
kdessh-3.0.5a-1
openssh-askpass-3.4p1-7


Now we would like to upgrade the openssh pack to the possible latest version.
I know this is pretty simple task. But still I have some questions to be asked .
Once I get a response from you GURU's , will start asking my queries.
So please start of with the procedure to upgrade the openssh package.
Thanx in advance.
 
Old 05-30-2007, 08:41 AM   #2
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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.
 
Old 05-31-2007, 04:43 AM   #3
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Quote:
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??
 
  


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