Debian: DSA-3409-1: putty security update

    Date01 Dec 2015
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    A memory-corrupting integer overflow in the handling of the ECH (erase characters) control sequence was discovered in PuTTY's terminal emulator. A remote attacker can take advantage of this flaw to mount a denial of service or potentially to execute arbitrary code.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3409-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                     Salvatore Bonaccorso
    December 01, 2015                     https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : putty
    CVE ID         : CVE-2015-5309
    
    A memory-corrupting integer overflow in the handling of the ECH (erase
    characters) control sequence was discovered in PuTTY's terminal
    emulator. A remote attacker can take advantage of this flaw to mount a
    denial of service or potentially to execute arbitrary code.
    
    For the oldstable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed
    in version 0.62-9+deb7u3.
    
    For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.63-10+deb8u1.
    
    For the testing distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed
    in version 0.66-1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.66-1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your putty packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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