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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2011:0506
The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2011:0506.

rdesktop is a client for the Remote Desktop Server (previously, Terminal
Server) in Microsoft Windows. It uses the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) to
remotely present a user's desktop.

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.

Red Hat would like to thank Cendio AB for reporting this issue. Cendio AB
acknowledges an anonymous contributor working with the SecuriTeam Secure
Disclosure program as the original reporter.

Users of rdesktop should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a
backported patch to resolve this issue.

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 : Medium

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2011-1595
BugTraq ID: 47419
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2011:0506
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