Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : rdesktop regression (USN-453-2)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 28051


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


USN-453-1 provided an updated libx11 package to fix a security vulnerability. This triggered an error in rdesktop so that it crashed on startup. This update fixes the problem.

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


Update the affected rdesktop package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 28051

File Name: ubuntu_USN-453-2.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/10

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:rdesktop, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/04/26

Reference Information

BID: 23300

USN: 453-2