Multiple SSH2 servers and clients do not properly handle large packets or large fields, which may allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code via buffer overflow attacks, as demonstrated by the SSHredder SSH protocol test suite.
Published 2002-12-23 05:00:00
Updated 2017-10-11 01:29:04
Source MITRE
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Vulnerability category: OverflowInput validationExecute codeDenial of service

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2002-1359

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 100 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

Metasploit modules for CVE-2002-1359

  • PuTTY Buffer Overflow
    Disclosure Date: 2002-12-16
    First seen: 2020-04-26
    This module exploits a buffer overflow in the PuTTY SSH client that is triggered through a validation error in SSH.c. This vulnerability affects versions 0.53 and earlier. Authors: - MC <>

CVSS scores for CVE-2002-1359

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen

CWE ids for CVE-2002-1359

  • The product receives input or data, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly.
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Products affected by CVE-2002-1359

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