KfW 3.2.2 and plink on Vista

Jeffrey Altman jaltman at secure-endpoints.com
Wed Jul 30 11:51:34 EDT 2008

petesea at bigfoot.com wrote:
> If it's plink (and I'm not saying it isn't), then why does plink work 
> fine on Vista using KfW 3.1.0?  It's only Vista using KfW 3.2.2 that 
> triggers the problem.  In other words, what's different between 3.1.0 
> and 3.2.2 that triggers the problem... and only on Vista?
Its not Vista.  Its KFW 3.1 vs 3.2.  The GSSAPI implementation was 
replaced between those releases.  In 3.1 a single mechanism GSSAPI 
implementation was included.  In 3.2 a multi-mechanism implementation is 
included.   In 3.1 the GSSAPI could refuse to deallocate memory that 
wasn't allocated by the mechanism.  In 3.2 the GSSAPI does not.

plink/putty has a bug.  I know it has a bug because the bug was fixed a 
long time ago.  the bug was masked by KFW 3.1 and is not masked by 3.2.

Please get a new putty.

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