FreeBSD : PuTTY -- Four security holes in versions before 0.63 (4b448a96-ff73-11e2-b28d-080027ef73ec)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 69250
SynopsisThe remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.
DescriptionSimon Tatham reports :
This [0.63] release fixes multiple security holes in previous versions of PuTTY, which can allow an SSH-2 server to make PuTTY overrun or underrun buffers and crash. [...]
These vulnerabilities can be triggered before host key verification, which means that you are not even safe if you trust the server you think you're connecting to, since it could be spoofed over the network and the host key check would not detect this before the attack could take place.
Additionally, when PuTTY authenticated with a user's private key, the private key or information equivalent to it was accidentally kept in PuTTY's memory for the rest of its run, where it could be retrieved by other processes reading PuTTY's memory, or written out to swap files or crash dumps. This release fixes that as well.
SolutionUpdate the affected package.