GLSA-201706-09 : FileZilla: Buffer overflow

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201706-09
(FileZilla: Buffer overflow)

FileZilla is affected by the same vulnerability as reported in “GLSA
201703-03” because the package included a vulnerable copy of PuTTY.
Please read the GLSA for PuTTY referenced below for details.

Impact :

A remote attacker, utilizing the SSH agent forwarding of an SSH server,
could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running
FileZilla or cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201703-03
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201706-09

Solution :

All FileZilla users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-ftp/filezilla-3.25.2'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 100652 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-6542

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