FreeBSD : putty -- buffer overflow vulnerability in ssh2 support (19518d22-2d05-11d9-8943-0050fc56d258)

high Nessus Plugin ID 37021
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The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


There is a bug in SSH2 support that allows a server to execute malicious code on a connecting PuTTY client. This attack can be performed before host key verification happens, so a different machine
-- man in the middle attack -- could fake the machine you are connecting to.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 37021

File Name: freebsd_pkg_19518d222d0511d989430050fc56d258.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Published: 4/23/2009

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:putty, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 11/4/2004

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/26/2004