Serious security hole in PuTTY

Thursday, 5 August 2004, 1:27 PM EST

A serious security hole has been found in PuTY, version 0.54 and before. Simon Tatham and his fellows released PuTTY 0.55 on 2004-08-03 which solves this bug. The bug may allow servers to use PuTTY to act as a machine that you trust, even beforce you verify the hosts key while connecting using SSH2.

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