The new update for WinSCP is about to go live soon, and the upcoming update of the software will bring a variety of new features and bug enhancements for it. Speaking of WinSCP, it is a free and open-source client for SFTP, FTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, and SCP.
The software helps users to transfer files between a local and remote computer securely. WinSCP also features a file manager and file synchronization functionality. WinSCP utilizes Secure Shell (SSH) for secure transfers of files.
The software also supports the SCP protocol in addition to SFTP. The latest version of WinSCP bears the version number 5.16.1. The upcoming version and update of WinSCP has upgraded the SSH core to PuTTy 0.73.
Also, in the latest version of WinSCP, XML parser has been upgraded to Expat 2.2.9. The new installer has also been upgraded to Inno Setup 6.0.3. The latest update has also fixed a bug in which an unintentional prompt of Master password appears during the selection of site folder with a site with an encrypted password. You can check the complete changelog of WinSCP 5.16.1 down below.
WinSCP Update 5.16.1 Changelog
SSH core upgraded to PuTTY 0.73. It brings the following changes:
1) Security fix: On Windows, other applications were able to bind to the same TCP port as a WinSCP local port forwarding. vuln-win-exclusiveaddruse
2) Bug fix (possibly security-related): An SSH-1 server sending a disconnection message could cause an access to freed memory. ssh1-disconnect-use-after-free
XML parser upgraded to Expat 2.2.9.
Installer upgraded to Inno Setup 6.0.3: Checkboxes displayed by lists now look better on high DPI systems.
Allow configuring additional PuTTY settings (e.g. terminal settings) to be used when opening a session in PuTTY.
NuGet package updated to the latest format with an included icon and framework dependencies.
Allow empty password authentication with FTP servers that prompt for empty passwords.
Bug fix: Edited path was hidden behind a browsing button on file/directory path selection boxes.
Bug fix: Start menu and Task bar icons are too small when installed from Microsoft Store.
Bug fix: After directory comparison before synchronization finishes, task bar button still shows a progress bar.
Bug fix: Failure when authentication with keyboard interactive authentication with specified prompt title.
Bug fix: Stored password is not used for keyboard interactive authentication prompt with specified prompt title.
Bug fix: Settings with an empty default value were not listed in Add Raw Site Settings dialog.
Bug fix: State of Allow agent forwarding checkbox was not updated when toggling Attempt authentication using Pageant.
Bug fix: When starting private key upload from Advanced Site Settings dialog, changed settings were preserved even if the dialog was later canceled.
Bug fix: SFTP only options were shown for SCP sites on Advanced Site Settings dialog.
Bug fix: Master password prompt unintentionally appears when selecting site folder with a site with an encrypted password.
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