Scientific Linux Security Update : rdesktop on SL5.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 and integer signedness issue were 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,
CVE-2008-1803)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?e538415b

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: 60454 ()

Bugtraq ID:

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