[Bug 420813] Re: ssh blacklisting of private keys 9.04_64

Colin Watson cjwatson at canonical.com
Tue Sep 1 03:31:48 BST 2009

If your keys are being blacklisted, then, well ... they may appear to be
working just fine, but everyone else on the planet can get the
corresponding private keys with only a little bit of effort! You really
do need to regenerate those keys. Any release of Ubuntu that's still
within its support lifetime and that has all security updates applied
will be fine. I'm afraid that I regard the security risk here as several
orders of magnitude more serious than the inconvenience of needing to
regenerate keys.

Whatever that signing failure is, it's unrelated to the blacklisting; it
could easily be a configuration error due to confusion among multiple
keys, or something. If you'd like to file that separately, with as much
debugging information as possible, we can look into that.



** Changed in: openssh (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Won't Fix

ssh blacklisting of private keys 9.04_64
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