Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.04 / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS : rdesktop vulnerabilities (USN-646-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

It was discovered that rdesktop did not properly validate the length
of packet headers when processing RDP requests. If a user were tricked
into connecting to a malicious server, an attacker could cause a
denial of service or possible execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user. (CVE-2008-1801)

Multiple buffer overflows were discovered in rdesktop when processing
RDP redirect requests. If a user were tricked into connecting to a
malicious server, an attacker could cause a denial of service or
possible execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user.
(CVE-2008-1802)

It was discovered that rdesktop performed a signed integer comparison
when reallocating dynamic buffers which could result in a heap-based
overflow. If a user were tricked into connecting to a malicious
server, an attacker could cause a denial of service or possible
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user.
(CVE-2008-1802).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected rdesktop package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 38000 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1801
CVE-2008-1802
CVE-2008-1803