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Re: Putty Proxy login/password discolsure....
From: mflaschen3 () mail gatech edu
Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2006 10:24:11 -0400

Windows offers no security against local users.  It is trivial to boot to a
program like ERD Commander and replace admin passwords.  On the other hand,
PuTTy is meant to protect against everyone; that's why it doesn't allow saved
passwords.  Thus, this seems like a vulnerability to me.

Matt Flaschen

Quoting "Dave \"No, not that one\" Korn" <davek_throwaway () hotmail com>:

"Antoine SANTO" <Antoine.SANTO () maaf fr> wrote in message
news:021001c6f822$94e12f40$595ce60a () maafprod ecorail com   

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 !!

   The HKCU key is protected by an ACL; it is only accessible to the
 user, or to someone with admin rights.  So it's not best practice,
 agreed, but it isn't a major vulnerability.


     cheers,
       DaveK
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Can't think of a witty .sigline today....








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