PuTTY up to 0.72 Protection Mechanism Clipboard injection

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A vulnerability classified as critical was found in PuTTY up to 0.72 (Connectivity Software). Affected by this vulnerability is some unknown functionality of the component Protection Mechanism. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability (Clipboard). The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-74. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

PuTTY before 0.73 mishandles the "bracketed paste mode" protection mechanism, which may allow a session to be affected by malicious clipboard content.

The weakness was published 10/01/2019 (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at lists.opensuse.org. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2019-17068 since 10/01/2019. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available.

Upgrading to version 0.73 eliminates this vulnerability.

Similar entries are available at 142794 and 142796.




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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.4
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.2

VulDB Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Temp Score: 7.0
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Name: Clipboard
Class: Privilege escalation / Clipboard
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

Availability: 🔍
Status: Not defined
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: PuTTY 0.73


10/01/2019 🔍
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10/02/2019 +1 days 🔍
09/18/2020 +352 days 🔍


Advisory: lists.opensuse.org
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2019-17068 (🔍)
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Created: 10/02/2019 07:55 AM
Updated: 09/18/2020 10:39 AM
Changes: (2) advisory_url advisory_confirm_url
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