Arch Linux Security Advisory ASA-202107-37
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Severity: Low
Date    : 2021-07-20
CVE-ID  : CVE-2021-36367
Package : putty
Type    : content spoofing
Remote  : Yes
Link    : https://security.archlinux.org/AVG-2143

Summary
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The package putty before version 0.76-1 is vulnerable to content
spoofing.

Resolution
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Upgrade to 0.76-1.

# pacman -Syu "putty>=0.76-1"

The problem has been fixed upstream in version 0.76.

Workaround
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None.

Description
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PuTTY before version 0.76 proceeds with establishing an SSH session
even if it has never sent a substantive authentication response. This
makes it easier for an attacker-controlled SSH server to present a
later spoofed authentication prompt (that the attacker can use to
capture credential data, and use that data for purposes that are
undesired by the client user).

Impact
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A remote SSH server could present a spoofed authentication prompt.

References
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https://git.tartarus.org/?p=simon/putty.git;a=commitdiff;h=1dc5659aa62848f0aeb5de7bd3839fecc7debefa
https://security.archlinux.org/CVE-2021-36367