Scientific Linux Security Update : rdesktop on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61037


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.


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)


Update the affected rdesktop package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61037

File Name: sl_20110511_rdesktop_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

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: 2011/05/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1595