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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 54963


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


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.


Update the affected rdesktop package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 54963

File Name: fedora_2011-7688.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/06/06

Modified: 2015/10/20

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:fedoraproject:fedora:rdesktop, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:15

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/05/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1595

BID: 47419

FEDORA: 2011-7688