Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2011 13:55:41 -0700 From: Kurt Seifried <kseifried@...hat.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com CC: Vincent Danen <vdanen@...hat.com> Subject: Re: CVE request: putty does not wipe keyboard-interactive replies from memory after authentication On 12/12/2011 10:47 AM, Vincent Danen wrote: > Putty 0.59-0.61 does not wipe keyboard-interactive replies from memory > after authentication. If malware is installed on the system and can > access arbitrary memory locations, or if the memory is swapped to disk > or written in a crash dump file, it can expose sensitive authentication > information like passwords, public-key passphrases, etc. > > This is fixed upstream in 0.62. > > Could a CVE be assigned to this? > > References: > > http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/wishlist/password-not-wiped.html > > http://svn.tartarus.org/sgt?view=rev&revision=9357 > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=766865 > http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=394429 > > Thanks. > Please use CVE-2011-4607 for this issue. -- -Kurt Seifried / Red Hat Security Response Team
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