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

Low Nessus Plugin ID 81762


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


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.


Update the affected putty packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 81762

File Name: openSUSE-2015-218.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/03/12

Modified: 2015/03/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:putty, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:putty-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:putty-debugsource, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:13.1, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:13.2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2015/03/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-2157