stheg olloydson wrote:
> Hello,
> Sorry for the completely OT post, but I saw two mentions of PuTTY in
> one day on the list and assume it must be a popular piece of Windows
> software. The SANS Institute "@Risk" newsletter dated 8AUG04 contains
> the following item regarding PuTTY:
> 04.31.4 CVE: Not Available
> Platform: Third Party Windows Apps
> Title: PuTTY Remote Buffer Overflow
> Description: PuTTY is a free Telnet and SSH client. It has been
> reported that PuTTY is subject to a pre-authentication buffer overflow
> that can allow malicious servers to execute code on a client machine
> as it attempts to negotiate connection. PuTTY 0.54 and previous
> versions are vulnerable.
> Ref:
> Again, sorry for the OT post, but it seems (at least) very marginally
> relevant to some. We now return you regularly scheduled program of
> FBSD....
> Regards,
> Stheg
I think what you are saying is that if you use PuTTY as a client 
application that you should be concerned about what server you 
connect to?  From what you are saying, I suspect that if the only 
use is to connect to your own (FreeBSD) server, you are probably ok?

Jay O'Brien

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