[arch-dev-public] News item for openssh-7.0p1-1

Gaetan Bisson bisson at archlinux.org
Thu Aug 13 06:13:29 UTC 2015

[2015-08-13 12:34:07 +0900] Gaetan Bisson:
> Oh, sure. Here's a new proposal:

Better wording.

Title: openssh-7.0p1 deprecates ssh-dss keys

In light of recently discovered vulnerabilities, the new `openssh-7.0p1`
release deprecates keys of `ssh-dss` type, also known as DSA keys. See
[upstream announcement](http://lists.mindrot.org/pipermail/openssh-unix-announce/2015-August/000122.html)
for details.

Before updating and restarting `sshd` on a remote host, make sure you do
not rely on such keys for connecting to it. To enumerate DSA keys
granting access to a given account, use:

        grep ssh-dss ~/.ssh/authorized_keys

If you have any, ensure you have alternative means of logging in, such
as key pairs of a different type, or password authentication.

Finally, host keys of `ssh-dss` type being deprecated too, you might
have to confirm a new fingerprint (for a host key of a different type)
when connecting to a freshly updated server.

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