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Id: 18324
Status: new
Priority: 0/
Queue: Net-SSH-Perl

Owner: Nobody in particular
Requestors: mark.usrey [...]

Bug Information
Severity: Normal
Broken in: 1.28
Fixed in: (no value)

Subject: Net::SSH::Perl deadlocks with CoreFTP SSH server
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When connecting via Net::SSH::Perl version 1.28 to a server running the CoreFTP server, the connection will not complete. Client environment is Net-SSH-Perl-1.29 under perl 5.6.1 on Redhat linux system (7.3) with a 2.4.20-20.7smp kernel. When attempting to connect, the client times out waiting for a NEWKEYS message to be received from the server before sending its own NEWKEYS response as the kex completes. Apparently, CoreFTP is expecting the client to send the NEWKEYS before it sends its own to complete the key exchange. I have attached a patch that I think fixes this. I tested the patch against the CoreFTP server in question, as well as regression tested against other Linux SSH servers (OpenBSD and Redhat), a Solaris server, and multiple WinSSHD servers without any issues. As usual, your mileage may vary. This is on a production box that makes around 10,000 connections per day to around 300 different servers worldwide, so it is tested pretty thoroughly. Please let me know if this an incorrect hack or not. I read the RFC multiple times and as far as I can tell, this is still within the specs. **BE ADVISED** This patch is against version 1.28! Not the current version. Thanks, Mark
Subject: patch
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--- Sat Feb 5 00:33:21 2005 +++ Thu Mar 23 10:31:22 2006 @@ -99,6 +99,10 @@ bless $kex, $kex->{class_name}; $kex->exchange; + $ssh->debug("Send NEWKEYS, enable outgoing encryption/MAC/compression."); + $packet = $ssh->packet_start(SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS); + $packet->send; + $ssh->debug("Waiting for NEWKEYS message."); $packet = Net::SSH::Perl::Packet->read_expect($ssh, SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS); @@ -107,10 +111,6 @@ $kex->{$att}[0]->enable if $kex->{$att}[0]; } - $ssh->debug("Send NEWKEYS, enable outgoing encryption/MAC/compression."); - $packet = $ssh->packet_start(SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS); - $packet->send; - for my $att (qw( mac ciph comp )) { $kex->{$att}[1]->enable if $kex->{$att}[1]; }

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