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PuTTY Multiple Integer Overflow Vulnerablities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
PuTTY version check

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is using PuTTY, a free SSH client.

The remote version of this software is vulnerable to various integer overflow
vulnerabilities which may permit a possible hacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote
host.

To exploit these vulnerabilities, a possible hacker would need to set up a rogue SSH
daemon and lure a victim on the remote host into connecting to it using PuTTY.

Solution : Upgrade to PuTTY 0.57 or newer
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 12601

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Tenable Network Security

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