action #11454


Feature 319624: YaST - Existing SSH Host Keys Dialog

Added by maritawerner about 8 years ago. Updated over 7 years ago.

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YaST has the following feature that could lead to security implications.

HINT: Existing SSH Host Keys

If you install SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on a machine with one or more existing Linux installations, the installation routine automatically imports the SSH host key with the most recent access time from an existing installation.

If a system was compromised the keys shouldn't be used during system re-installation. Currently the user needs to delete the keys manually or to delete the complete partition table so that YaST will not find the data during installation.

The idea of this feature is to have a special YaST dialog that notifies the user that an old system was found and offers the option to import the existing SSH keys. This would make the import and the already existing feature more transparent.

The current list is here, in control file:

Actions #1

Updated by RBrownSUSE about 8 years ago

  • Target version set to 168
Actions #2

Updated by okurz almost 8 years ago

  • Target version changed from 168 to Milestone 3
Actions #3

Updated by dzedro almost 8 years ago

  • Assignee set to dzedro
Actions #4

Updated by RBrownSUSE almost 8 years ago

  • Priority changed from Normal to Urgent
Actions #5

Updated by dzedro almost 8 years ago

  • Status changed from New to In Progress
Actions #6

Updated by dzedro over 7 years ago

PR for ssh key dialog test suite

Actions #8

Updated by okurz over 7 years ago

Feature test: PASSED

@dzedro: What do you think is missing from this issue? Looks complete to me unless you want to add to openSUSE, too.

Actions #9

Updated by dzedro over 7 years ago

I will add it to openSUSE too


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