OpenSSH maintenance update breaks GSSAPI login

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 15


After installation of the OpenSSH  7.6p1-9.3.1 maintenance update package, the SSH client will hang when trying a GSSAPI interactive login to a remote machine.


An emergency update for OpenSSH that fixes this issue is being worked on. In the meantime, installing the previous version 7.6p1-7.8_9.3.1, for example with "zypper in --oldpackage openssh-7.6p1-7.8_9.3.1" can be used as a workaround. Alternatively, a PTF package with the fix may be requested from SUSE Linux Support.


An incomplete patch accidentally disables GSSAPI authentication of the client.

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  • Document ID:7023532
  • Creation Date: 19-Nov-2018
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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