Scientific Linux Security Update : rdesktop on SL4.x i386/x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

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
servers.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?38132b58

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: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60384 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1801