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RHSA-2008:0575: rdesktop security update

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RHSA-2008:0575: rdesktop security update

Severity
9
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
05/12/2008
Created
07/25/2018
Added
07/30/2008
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

rdesktop is an open source client for Microsoft Windows NT Terminal Serverand Microsoft Windows 2000 and 2003 Terminal Services, capable of nativelyusing the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) to present the user's NT desktop.No additional server extensions are required.An integer underflow and integer signedness issue were discovered in therdesktop. If an attacker could convince a victim to connect to a maliciousRDP server, the attacker could cause the victim's rdesktop to crash or,possibly, execute an arbitrary code. (CVE-2008-1801, CVE-2008-1803)Users of rdesktop should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain abackported patches to resolve these issues.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-rdesktop

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