Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 : rdesktop vulnerability (USN-1136-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 55097


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


It was discovered that rdesktop incorrectly handled specially crafted paths when using disk redirection. If a user were tricked into connecting to a malicious server, an attacker could access arbitrary files on the user's filesystem.

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: 55097

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1136-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/06/13

Modified: 2016/05/27

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:canonical:ubuntu_linux:rdesktop, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.04

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/05/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1595

BID: 47419

OSVDB: 72301

USN: 1136-1