Scientific Linux Security Update : rdesktop on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

A directory traversal flaw was found in the way rdesktop shared a
local path with a remote server. If a user connects to a malicious
server with rdesktop, the server could use this flaw to cause rdesktop
to read and write to arbitrary, local files accessible to the user
running rdesktop. (CVE-2011-1595)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?e33ed030

Solution :

Update the affected rdesktop package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:A/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61037 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1595