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The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.
An integer underflow vulnerability was discovered in the rdesktop. If
an attacker could convince a victim to connect to a malicious RDP
server, the attacker could cause the victim's rdesktop to crash or,
possibly, execute an arbitrary code. (CVE-2008-1801)
Additionally, the following bug was fixed :
A missing command line option caused rdesktop to fail when using the
krdc remote desktop utility. Using krdc to connect to a terminal
server resulted in errors such as the following :
The version of rdesktop you are using ([version]) is too old :
rdesktop [version] or greater is required. A working patch for
rdesktop [version] can be found in KDE CVS.
In this updated package, krdc successfully connects to terminal
See also :
Update the affected rdesktop package.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 60384 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2008-1801
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