System Administration Guide: Security Services

Solaris Secure Shell and the OpenSSH Project

The Solaris Secure Shell is a fork of the OpenSSH project. Security fixes for vulnerabilities that are discovered in later versions of OpenSSH are integrated into Solaris Secure Shell, as are individual bug fixes and features. Internal development continues on the Solaris Secure Shell fork.

While Sun engineers provide bug fixes to the project, they have also integrated the following Solaris features into the Solaris fork of Secure Shell:

In the Solaris Express Community Edition and the OpenSolaris releases, Solaris Secure Shell resyncs the SSH_OLD_FORWARD_ADDR compatibility flag from the OpenSSH project. As of March 2009, the Solaris Secure Shell version is 1.3.