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PuTTY window title escape character arbitrary command execution

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Determine PuTTY version

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

PuTTY is a free SSH client.

This version contains a flaw that may permit a malicious user to insert
arbitrary commands and execute them.
The issue is triggered when a possible hacker sends commands,
preceded by terminal emulator escape sequences.
It is possible that the flaw may permit arbitrary code execution
resulting in a loss of integrity.

Solution : Upgrade to version 0.54 or newer
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 David Maciejak

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