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SSH Exploit Rumour - Security Alert

Over the past few days, there has been increasing interest in several rumours of an exploit with OpenSSH older than version 5.2.

Further details of the exploit can be found below:

http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=6742
http://www.securityaegis.com/?p=445
http://romeo.copyandpaste.info/txt/nowayout.txt
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/07/08/openssh_exploit_rumour/

Until we can confirm or deny these reports, or verify the claims, we have taken the immediate decision to lock down SSH access to our servers - for security.

This means that SSH access to any of our shared, reseller or premium hosting servers has been blocked at our firewalls.

Self-managed dedicated server, VPS and colocation customers are advised to take immediate steps to firewall their servers to prevent any malicious activity. Managed dedicated customers will be reviewed on a case by case basis by our support teams.