PuTTY: Multiple Vulnerabilities — GLSA 201308-01

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Putty, allowing attackers to compromise user system

Affected Packages

net-misc/putty on all architectures
Affected versions < 0.63
Unaffected versions >= 0.63

Background

PuTTY is a telnet and SSH client.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in PuTTY. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

An attacker could entice a user to open connection to specially crafted SSH server, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or obtain sensitive information.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All PuTTY users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/putty-0.63"
 

References

Release Date
August 21, 2013

Latest Revision
August 21, 2013: 2

Severity
normal

Exploitable
local, remote

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