Markaci writes "You may recall recently upgrading PuTTY. There is a new version, released 2004-10-26, which fixes a very similar security hole. The bug can allow servers that you think you can trust to execute code on the PuTTY client, even before you verify the hosts key while connecting using SSH2. You can be attacked before you know that you have connected to the wrong machine. Upgrade to version 0.56 now."
"Anyone attempting to generate random numbers by deterministic means is, of
course, living in a state of sin."
-- John Von Neumann