PuTTY bug ssh-remote-tunnel-crash

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summary: SSH remote tunneling may cause crash
class: bug: This is clearly an actual problem we want fixed.
difficulty: fun: Just needs tuits, and not many of them.
priority: high: This should be fixed in the next release.
absent-in: 0.55
present-in: 0.56
fixed-in: 2004-11-02 352bca5b1e8a5f9993c74ca2968a563c51dd1651 0.57

When any remote tunnels are configured, there is a chance that PuTTY will crash (or do something else bad), mostly likely after user authentication (when tunnels are first set up). Increasing numbers of remote tunnels is likely to increase the likelihood of a crash. This affects both SSH-1 and SSH-2.

(This is due to free()-ing of an uninitialised pointer in the event logging code. Other than the errant free(), execution is not affected.)

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(last revision of this bug record was at 2016-12-27 11:40:22 +0000)