Ssh Public Key Authentication Fails With Buffer Error (Doc ID 1396804.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 9 GA and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When trying to use Secure Shell (ssh) public key authentication, sshd on the target system logs messages of the following form: 

sshd[4022]: [ID 800047 auth.error] error: buffer_get_ret: trying to get more bytes 129 than in buffer 34
sshd[4022]: [ID 800047 auth.crit] fatal: buffer_get: buffer error


The authentication attempt fails.

Cause

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