Solaris sshd reports message "error: accept: Software caused connection abort" (Doc ID 1377919.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 3/05 to 11.3 [Release 10.0 to 11.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 09-Oct-2013***

Symptoms

The Solaris sshd process will record errors such as the following in the /var/adm/messages file:

sshd[###]: [ID 800047 auth.error] error: accept: Software caused connection abort


These may occur multiple times in the messages file.

Changes

Since these messages started after patching sshd, it is possible that changes to the newer version of the daemon along with any log level settings, was now more aware of, and  will report these type of events compared to the previous version.

Cause

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