ssh behaves as if key is encrypted when permissions are set incorrectly

Bug #232134 reported by Anders Hellström on 2008-05-20
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
openssh (Debian)
Fix Released
openssh (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Ubuntu 7.04
OpenSSH_4.3p2 Debian-8ubuntu1.4, OpenSSL 0.9.8c 05 Sep 2006

If a regular user tries to open a new ssh connection and ~/.ssh/id_rsa has permissions set that do not allow the user in question to read the file, openssh behaves the same as if the key was readable but contained an encrypted key and prompts the user for the password for the key.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2008-05-26
Changed in openssh:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in openssh:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in openssh (Debian):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in openssh (Debian):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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