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FreeBSD: PuTTY -- fails to scrub private keys from memory after use (CVE-2015-2157)

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FreeBSD: PuTTY -- fails to scrub private keys from memory after use (CVE-2015-2157)

Severity
2
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Published
02/28/2015
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/09/2015
Modified
03/30/2015

Description

The (1) ssh2_load_userkey and (2) ssh2_save_userkey functions in PuTTY 0.51 through 0.63 do not properly wipe SSH-2 private keys from memory, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information by reading the memory.

Solution(s)

  • freebsd-upgrade-package-putty

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