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Vulnerability Assessment Details
PuTTY: Remote code execution
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200502-28
(PuTTY: Remote code execution)
Two vulnerabilities have been discovered in the PSCP and PSFTP
clients, which can be triggered by the SFTP server itself. These issues
are caused by the improper handling of the FXP_READDIR response, along
with other string fields.
A possible hacker can setup a malicious SFTP server that would send
these malformed responses to a client, potentially permiting the
execution of arbitrary code on their system.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All PuTTY users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/putty-0.57"
Network Security Threat Level: Medium
Networks Security ID:
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi
|Kingston Value 4GB 1333MHz PC3 10600 DDR3 Non ECC SODIMM X8 Memory KVR13S9S8/4
|Lot of 12 x 16GB=192GB Samsung 4Rx4 DDR3 PC3L-8500R ECC Registered Server Memory
|2x Hynix 4gb Hmt451s6bfr8a-pb Ddr3 Pc3-12800s Laptop Memory RAM
|Crucial 4GB DDR3 DDR3L 1066 MT s PC3 8500 SODIMM 204 Pin Mac Memory CT4G3S1067M
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