sshd dieing? after applying FreeBSD-SA-03:12.openssh

Devon at Jovi.Net Devon at Jovi.Net
Wed Apr 20 05:48:54 PDT 2005

   Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2005 08:33:36 -0400 (EDT)
   From: c0ldbyte <c0ldbyte at>
   cc: security-advisories at, freebsd-hackers at,
	   Steven Hartland <killing at>

   On Tue, 19 Apr 2005, Devon Sean McCullough wrote:

   > On Wed, 17 Sep 2003 00:02:33 +0100 Steven Hartland asked this question
   > but no answer was posted.  The trouble is likely no client reverse DNS
   > either because it is missing or slow.  Adding the client to /etc/hosts
   > on the server seems at first to do nothing but after a minute or so it
   > stops hanging and asks for a password.  Could be a coincidence though.
   > To recap:
   > $ ssh -v me at my-freebsd-5.1-RELEASE-box
   > OpenSSH_3.4p1+CAN-2004-0175, SSH protocols 1.5/2.0, OpenSSL 0x0090609f
   > ....
   > debug1: Remote protocol version 1.99, remote software version OpenSSH_3.6.1p1 FreeBSD-20030423
   > debug1: match: OpenSSH_3.6.1p1 FreeBSD-20030423 pat OpenSSH*
   > Enabling compatibility mode for protocol 2.0
   > debug1: Local version string SSH-2.0-OpenSSH_3.4p1+CAN-2004-0175
   > ....
   > debug1: got SSH2_MSG_SERVICE_ACCEPT
   > <---Here the client hangs until timeout.
   > To debug: kill the server process and run # sshd -ddde
   > ....
   > debug3: Trying to reverse map address ...
   > <---Here the server hangs until timeout.

   Dude, that was 2 years ago in 2003 the year now is 2005
   and the current date is 'Wed Apr 20 12:32:31 UTC 2005'
   so umm, am I living in the future or are you dwelling on
   the past ???.

   ( When in doubt, use brute force. -- Ken Thompson 1998 )

This trouble hit me yesterday, 2005 Apr 19 Tue, Google led me to
someone else with the exact same trouble.  What use to ask the net
if nobody publishes an ANSWER?  A good netizen does the right thing.
By citing the original question, I create a link to a possible answer.

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