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OpenSSH/PAM timing attack allows remote users identification Apr 30 2003 02:34PM
Marco Ivaldi (raptor mediaservice net) (4 replies)
Re: OpenSSH/PAM timing attack allows remote users identification May 02 2003 01:15PM
Michael Shigorin (mike osdn org ua) (1 replies)
Re: OpenSSH/PAM timing attack allows remote users identification May 02 2003 01:48PM
Marco Ivaldi (raptor mediaservice net)
Re: OpenSSH/PAM timing attack allows remote users identification May 02 2003 12:56AM
Karl-Heinz Haag (k haag linux-ag com)
Re: OpenSSH/PAM timing attack allows remote users identification May 01 2003 03:20PM
Thilo Schulz (arny ats s bawue de) (1 replies)
Re: OpenSSH/PAM timing attack allows remote users identification May 02 2003 11:20AM
Marco Ivaldi (raptor mediaservice net)
Re: OpenSSH/PAM timing attack allows remote users identification May 01 2003 09:12AM
Ethan Benson (erbenson alaska net) (2 replies)
On Wed, Apr 30, 2003 at 04:34:27PM +0200, Marco Ivaldi wrote:
> root@voodoo:~# ssh [valid_user]@lab.mediaservice.net
> [valid_user]@lab.mediaservice.net's password: <- arbitrary (non-null) string
> [2 secs delay]
> Permission denied, please try again.
>
> root@voodoo:~# ssh [no_such_user]@lab.mediaservice.net
> [no_such_user]@lab.mediaservice.net's password: <- arbitrary (non-null) string
> [no delay]
> Permission denied, please try again.

ive noticed something similar in its handling of PermitRootLogin, if
this option is set to `no' you get the following behavior:

$ ssh root@host
root@host's password: <- arbitrary (non-null) string
[2 secs delay]
Permission denied, please try again.a

$ ssh root@host
root@host's password: <- correct root password
[no delay]
Permission denied, please try again.

i haven't checked the current version to see if this is still true.

i think you also will get no delay if DenyUsers or so is in use for
accounts your testing.

--
Ethan Benson
http://www.alaska.net/~erbenson/

[ reply ]
Re: OpenSSH/PAM timing attack allows remote users identification May 05 2003 12:55PM
Marco Ivaldi (raptor mediaservice net)
Re: OpenSSH/PAM timing attack allows remote users identification May 01 2003 06:15PM
Nicolas Couture (nc stormvault net)


 

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