PuTTY version 0.62 is released

All the pre-built binaries, and the source code, are now available
from the PuTTY website at

http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/

PuTTY 0.62 is a bug-fix release: it contains fixes for eight bugs
present in 0.61, and otherwise the two versions do not differ. Most of
the changes in the current development snapshots are not included in
this code.

One of the bugs is a SECURITY FIX, so if it affects you, you should
update now:

- PuTTY 0.62 fixes a security issue present in 0.59, 0.60 and 0.61.
If you log in using SSH-2 keyboard-interactive authentication
(which is the usual method used by modern servers to request a
password), the password you type 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.

source
Category: /

Share this with Your friends: