GLSA-201606-01 : PuTTY: Multiple vulnerabilities

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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-201606-01
(PuTTY: Multiple vulnerabilities)

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

Impact :

Stack-based buffer overflow in the SCP command-line utility allows
remote servers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service
condition via a crafted SCP-SINK file-size response to an SCP download
request.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201606-01

Solution :

All PuTTY users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/putty-0.67'

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: 91478 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-5309
CVE-2016-2563

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