openSUSE Security Update : putty (openSUSE-2015-218)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 81762
SynopsisThe remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.
DescriptionThe 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected putty packages.