Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 : rdesktop vulnerability (USN-1136-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 55097
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected rdesktop package.