Fedora 15 : rdesktop-1.6.0-12.fc15 (2011-7688)

This script is Copyright (C) 2011-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description :

This update fixes a security issue in rdesktop 1.6.0.

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)

Fedora would like to thank Cendio AB for reporting this issue. Cendio
AB acknowledges an anonymous contributor working with the SecuriTeam
Secure Disclosure program as the original reporter.

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

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected rdesktop package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.6
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 54963 ()

Bugtraq ID: 47419

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1595

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