Exploit Code Posted for SSH Flaws
Code is designed to exploit one of the vulnerabilities on the Putty SSH client.Subscribers to the BugTraq security mailing list got a belated and unwanted Christmas present over the weekend when someone posted exploit code for a set of recently discovered flaws in the SSHv2 protocol. The code is designed to exploit one of the vulnerabilities on the Putty SSH client. Putty is a freeware SSH and Telnet client for Windows systems. The BugTraq message, which contained the usual disclaimer that the code was for "educational/testing purposes" only, was posted by the security research division of a Spanish organization called I-Proyectos.
The SSH (secure shell) protocol is a transport layer protocol that enables clients to connect securely to a remote server. Its often used for remote administration purposes.