PuTTY Releases Important Software Update to Patch 8 High-Severity Flaws
The popular SSH client program PuTTY has released an important software update to address eight high-severity security vulnerabilities.
PuTTY is one of the most popular open-source software that allows users to access computers over SSH, Telnet, and Rlogin network protocols. The popular SSH client program PuTTY has released an important software update (version 0.71) for Windows and Unix operating systems, to address eight high-severity security vulnerabilities.
The latest version released by Putty has dated back 20 months ago, anyway, all previous versions of the PuTTY client are vulnerable to multiple security flaws.
“This release has known security vulnerabilities. Consider using a later release instead, such as the latest version, 0.71.” reads the security advisory.
The vulnerabilities could be exploited by attackers to set up a malicious server or compromise a server to hijack the client’s system.
Pierluigi Paganini is member of the ENISA (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security) Threat Landscape Stakeholder Group and Cyber G7 Group, he is also a Security Evangelist, Security Analyst and Freelance Writer.
Editor-in-Chief at "Cyber Defense Magazine", Pierluigi is a cyber security expert with over 20 years experience in the field, he is Certified Ethical Hacker at EC Council in London. The passion for writing and a strong belief that security is founded on sharing and awareness led Pierluigi to find the security blog "Security Affairs" recently named a Top National Security Resource for US.
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