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CVE-2013-4208

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2013-07-15
Bugzilla: 993031: CVE-2013-4206 CVE-2013-4207 CVE-2013-4208 CVE-2013-4852 putty: Integer overflow, leading to heap-based buffer overflow during SSH handshake

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The rsa_verify function in PuTTY before 0.63 (1) does not clear sensitive process memory after use and (2) does not free certain structures containing sensitive process memory, which might allow local users to discover private RSA and DSA keys.

Find out more about CVE-2013-4208 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score: 7.5
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: Partial
Availability Impact: Partial

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