APRIL 20, 2017

Most good programmers do programming not because they expect to get paid or get adulation by the public, but because it is fun to program. – Linus Torvalds

We have received complaints regarding their SSH Host keys being erased despite that they have already regenerated their SSH Host key before AOSA-2017-0034 was posted.

This is our fault for not checking on vulnerable host keys by checksum - instead, we chose to regenerate the keys regardless. But here’s the way to workaround this issue, issue this command before you upgrade your system (given that your openssh package has version older than 7.5p1-1).

# touch /usr/share/doc/openssh/AOSA-2017-0034

Again, we apologize for this incident.