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rdesktop: Directory Traversal


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201210-03 / rdesktop
Release Date October 18, 2012
Latest Revision October 18, 2012: 1
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
net-misc/rdesktop < 1.7.0 >= 1.7.0 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #364191


A vulnerability which allows a remote attacking server to read or overwrite arbitrary files has been found in rdesktop.

2.  Impact Information


rdesktop is a Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) Client.


A vulnerability has been discovered in rdesktop. Please review the CVE identifier referenced below for details.


Remote RDP servers may be able to read or overwrite arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) in a pathname.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All rdesktop users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/rdesktop-1.7.0"

4.  References


Page updated October 18, 2012

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