Home page logo
/

fulldisclosure logo Full Disclosure mailing list archives

Re: RE : Putty Proxy login/password discolsure....(Answer from PUTTY Staff)
From: Matthew Flaschen <matthew.flaschen () gatech edu>
Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2006 11:03:48 -0400

Why can't you generate the encryption key from a passphrase?

Matthew Flaschen

Antoine SANTO wrote:
Hi,

I come to report a little strange discolsure discovered by my
co-worker Fx0day.

When you save session informations under putty and you need proxy
for a session,
We can find in plain clear text the login and password proxy auth in
the windows
database register.

Strange to see a good ssh client storing plain clear text < hot >
informations !!

Unfortunately, there's no way to encrypt it securely, because there's
nowhere safe to store an encryption key.

Cheers,
Simon

_______________________________________________
Full-Disclosure - We believe in it.
Charter: http://lists.grok.org.uk/full-disclosure-charter.html
Hosted and sponsored by Secunia - http://secunia.com/


  By Date           By Thread  

Current thread:
[ Nmap | Sec Tools | Mailing Lists | Site News | About/Contact | Advertising | Privacy ]