openSUSE Security Update : putty (openSUSE-2017-354)

This script is Copyright (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

This update to putty 0.68 fixes the following security issue :

- CVE-2017-6542: If SSH agent forwarding is enabled, local
attackers that are also able to connect to the UNIX
domain socket could have overwritten heap data
(boo#1029256)

See also :

https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1029256

Solution :

Update the affected putty packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 97818 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-6542

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