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Re: PuTTY private key passphrase stealing attack
From: halfdog <me () halfdog net>
Date: Tue, 01 Jun 2010 06:26:11 +0000

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Jan Schejbal wrote:
PuTTY, a SSH client for Windows, requests the passphrase to the ssh key in the
console window used for the connection. This could allow a malicious server to
gain access to a user's passphrase by spoofing that prompt....

That seems to be the default for many ssh clients, you might want to look at
http://lists.mindrot.org/pipermail/openssh-unix-dev/2008-May/026416.html for
older discussion on that topic.

Regards, a dog

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