PuTTY Password Local Information Disclosure

Low Nessus Plugin ID 57365


The remote Windows host has an SSH client that is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability.


The remote host has an installation of PuTTY between 0.59 and 0.61, inclusive. Such versions are known to contain an information disclosure issue, where PuTTY neglects to wipe passwords from memory that it no longer requires.

Note that to exploit this vulnerability, a malicious, local process must have permission to access the memory assigned to the PuTTY process.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 57365

File Name: putty_062.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2011/12/21

Modified: 2016/11/23

Dependencies: 57364

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:simon_tatham:putty

Required KB Items: installed_sw/PuTTY

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/12/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/12/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-4607

BID: 51021

OSVDB: 82593