Upgrade OpenSSH 7.4 on CentOS 7

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Upgrade OpenSSH 7.4 on CentOS 7

Post by nissaar » 2020/11/04 08:58:35


I have CentOS 7.8.2003 and OpenSSH 7.4.

I would like to upgrade it to a higher version but it seems there are no upgrades.

I have already check my repo.

From this: https://centos.pkgs.org/7/centos-x86_64/7/ I can see that the latest package is openssh-7.4p1-21.el7.x86_64.rpm.

I would like to know if there are versions greater than 7.4 as package for CentOS 7,
if yes where to obtain it?

I know that it can be installed from source but I would like some other alternatives.

Can someone help please?


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Re: Upgrade OpenSSH 7.4 on CentOS 7

Post by tunk » 2020/11/04 14:04:57

Don't think there is (or will ever be). Security updates will be backported:
https://www.redhat.com/en/blog/what-bac ... t-products

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Re: Upgrade OpenSSH 7.4 on CentOS 7

Post by TrevorH » 2020/11/04 18:44:15

Why do you want to update? Please see the output from rpm -q --changelog openssh to see what fixes have been applied on top of the 7.4 base.
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Re: Upgrade OpenSSH 7.4 on CentOS 7

Post by nissaar » 2020/11/05 16:50:52

Here is an extract of the changelog:

* Tue Jun 25 2019 Jakub Jelen <jjelen@redhat.com> - 7.4p1-21 + 0.10.3-2
- Avoid double comma in the default cipher list in FIPS mode (#1722446)

* Tue May 21 2019 Jakub Jelen <jjelen@redhat.com> - 7.4p1-20 + 0.10.3-2
- Revert the updating of cached passwd structure (#1712053)

* Mon Mar 04 2019 Jakub Jelen <jjelen@redhat.com> - 7.4p1-19 + 0.10.3-2
- Update cached passwd structure after PAM authentication (#1674541)

* Wed Feb 13 2019 Jakub Jelen <jjelen@redhat.com> - 7.4p1-18 + 0.10.3-2

It seems there are some security updates which are missing

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Re: Upgrade OpenSSH 7.4 on CentOS 7

Post by jlehtone » 2020/11/05 19:28:17

What is that you think is missing?

The openssh-7.4p1-21.el7 is from Aug 2019, but Red Hat has not created anything newer for RHEL 7.
If that is good enough for their paying customers, then it is good enough.

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Re: Upgrade OpenSSH 7.4 on CentOS 7

Post by KernelOops » 2020/11/05 21:39:38

probably someone told him there is a newer version out, and both don't understand what CentOS is about (keeping the same version for the duration of the support life span).

you can't upgrade openssh, it would require a recompile of most of the operating system core...
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