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

High Nessus Plugin ID 97818


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


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)


Update the affected putty packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 97818

File Name: openSUSE-2017-354.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/03/20

Modified: 2018/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P


Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:putty, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:putty-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:putty-debugsource, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.1, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2017/03/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-6542