Re: [Full-disclosure] PuTTY private key passphrase stealing attack

From: halfdog <me@halfdog.net>
To: Jan Schejbal <jan.mailinglisten@googlemail.com>
Cc: bugtraq@securityfocus.com,full-disclosure@lists.grok.org.uk
Subject: Re: [Full-disclosure] PuTTY private key passphrase stealing attack
Date:


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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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