Scientific Linux Security Update : rdesktop on SL3.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 60453


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.


An integer underflow vulnerability was discovered in the rdesktop. If an attacker could convince a victim to connect to a malicious RDP server, the attacker could cause the victim's rdesktop to crash or, possibly, execute an arbitrary code. (CVE-2008-1801)


Update the affected rdesktop package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60453

File Name: sl_20080724_rdesktop_on_SL3_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/07/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1801

CWE: 189