Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : rdesktop (MDVSA-2011:102)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 54918


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


A vulnerability has been identified and fixed in rdesktop :

Directory traversal vulnerability in the disk_create function in disk.c in rdesktop before 1.7.0, when disk redirection is enabled, allows remote RDP servers to read or overwrite arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) in a pathname (CVE-2011-1595).

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The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected rdesktop package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 54918

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2011-102.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2011/05/31

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:rdesktop, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/05/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1595

BID: 47419

MDVSA: 2011:102