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Alpine Linux: CVE-2016-2563: putty old-style scp downloads may allow remote code execution

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Alpine Linux: CVE-2016-2563: putty old-style scp downloads may allow remote code execution

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
04/07/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
08/30/2017
Modified
10/30/2017

Description

Stack-based buffer overflow in the SCP command-line utility in PuTTY before 0.67 and KiTTY 0.66.6.3 and earlier allows remote servers to cause a denial of service (stack memory corruption) or execute arbitrary code via a crafted SCP-SINK file-size response to an SCP download request.

Solution(s)

  • alpine-linux-upgrade-putty

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