Why is the Openssh version in Red Hat Enterprise Linux older and not up to date with upstream?

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

  • Due to a security audit the security officer mentioned that the current latest version of OpenSSH is vulnerable. Therefore there is a need to upgrade OpenSSH from 4.3 to 5.2 or greater.
  • Vulnerability scan is identifying a weakness with OpenSSL version shipped with a RHEL system.
  • Need to upgrade OpenSSH from 4.3 to 5.2 or greater in Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8

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