Fedora 15 : rdesktop-1.6.0-12.fc15 (2011-7688)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 54963
SynopsisThe remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
DescriptionThis 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected rdesktop package.