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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2008:0575

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2008:0575.

rdesktop is an open source client for Microsoft Windows NT Terminal Server
and Microsoft Windows 2000 and 2003 Terminal Services, capable of natively
using the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) to present the user's NT desktop.
No additional server extensions are required.

An integer underflow and integer signedness issue were 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, CVE-2008-1803)

Users of rdesktop should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a
backported patches to resolve these issues.

Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

Risk factor : Critical

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2008-1801
BugTraq ID: 29097
Debian Security Information: DSA-1573 (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: rdesktop-isorecvmsg-code-execution(42272)
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2008-1803
XForce ISS Database: rdesktop-xrealloc-bo(42277)
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