X2Go Bug report logs - #240
X2goclient cannot read hashed entries in known_hosts

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Package: x2goclient; Maintainer for x2goclient is X2Go Developers <x2go-dev@lists.x2go.org>; Source for x2goclient is src:x2goclient.

Reported by: Heinrich Schuchardt <xypron.glpk@gmx.de>

Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2013 12:33:02 UTC

Severity: normal

Merged with 106

Found in versions 4.0.0.1, 4.0.1.0

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Package: x2goclient
Version: 4.0.1.0
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Dear maintainer,

I am running Debian Wheezy AMD64

I have installed
http://packages.x2go.org/debian/ wheezy/main x2goclient amd64 
4.0.1.0-0~x2go1+wheezy~main~380~build1

After deleting ~/.ssh/known_hosts I have connected my x2goserver with 
the command line tool ssh.

This created file known_hosts with one entry in the hashed file format 
described in the sshd(8) man page:
"Alternately, hostnames may be stored in a hashed form which hides host 
names and addresses should the file's contents be disclosed."

I now try to connect the same server with x2goclient and get an error

"Der Host-Key des Servers konnte nicht gefunden werden aber ein anderer 
Schlüsseltyp existiert. Ein Angreifer kann den Schlüssel verändert 
haben, um dem Client vorzutäuschen, dass der Schlüssel nicht existiert"

in English this would be

"The host key for this server was not found but an other type of key 
exists.An attacker might change the default server key to confuse your 
client into thinking the key does not exist"

Please, ensure that x2goclient can work with the hashed format of 
known_hosts.

Best regards

Heinrich Schuchardt


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