openSUSE Security Update : putty (openSUSE-2015-218)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

The SSH Terminal emulator putty was updated to the new upstream
release 0.64, fixing security issues and bugs :

Security fix: PuTTY no longer retains the private half of users' keys
in memory by mistake after authenticating with them. [bsc#920167]
(CVE-2015-2157)

New feature: Support for SSH connection sharing, so that multiple
instances of PuTTY to the same host can share a single SSH connection
instead of all having to log in independently.

Bug fix: IPv6 literals are handled sensibly throughout the suite, if
you enclose them in square brackets to prevent the colons being
mistaken for a :port suffix.

See also :

https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=920167

Solution :

Update the affected putty packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 81762 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-2157

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