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Filed under 'ubuntu'

May 14, 2008

The Debian SSL fubar farrago - some light perspective

If you have a Debian or Ubuntu box and used it to generate an SSH key in the last couple of years, due to a rather heinous bug, there’s a high chance you have one of roughly 260,000 keys.

To put this in perspective, if your account was protected by a 4 lower-case-character password, it would be harder to brute-force access (264 = 456,976).

For the sake of the internet, follow the instructions to update the keys on your servers forthwith.

About This Site

This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.

I'm the co-founder of Sōsh, your handy-dandy guide for things to do in San Francisco this weekend.