OpenSSH 7.5 Released

Mar 21, 2017

The new release deprecates the sshd_config UsePrivilegeSeparation option.

The OpenSSH project has announced the release of version 7.5 that comes with added security features.

“This release deprecates the sshd_config UsePrivilegeSeparation option, thereby making privilege separation mandatory. Privilege separation has been on by default for almost 15 years and sandboxing has been on by default for almost the last five,” according to the release notes.

Additionally, portable OpenSSH has removed support for building against OpenSSL versions before 1.0.1, because OpenSSL stopped supporting those versions more than 12 months ago (i.e., they no longer receive fixes for security bugs).

According to Softpedia, “Among other changes, OpenSSH 7.5 updates the format of various log messages emitted by the packet code to include details about the user's authentication state, etc." You also can find the entire changelog onsite.

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