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,

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected rdesktop package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60454 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1801

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