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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:26 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 201210-03 ] rdesktop: Directory Traversal Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: rdesktop: Directory Traversal (GLSA 201210-03)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: October 18, 2012
Bug(s): #364191
ID: 201210-03

Synopsis

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


Background

rdesktop is a Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) Client.

Affected Packages

Package: net-misc/rdesktop
Vulnerable: < 1.7.0
Unaffected: >= 1.7.0
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

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


Impact

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


Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All rdesktop users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/rdesktop-1.7.0"
   


References

CVE-2011-1595
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