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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   rdesktop Vendors:   rdesktop.org
(Sun Issues Advisory) rdesktop Buffer Overflow in process_redirect_pdu() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020708
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020708
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-1802   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 19 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.5.0
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in rdesktop. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote RDP server can send a specially crafted RDP redirect request to the connected target user to trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target user's system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The vulnerability resides in the process_redirect_pdu() function in 'rdp.c'.

The vendor was notified on November 12, 2007.

An anonymous researcher reported this vulnerability via iDefense.

Impact:   A remote server can execute arbitrary code on the connected target user's system.
Solution:   Sun is working on a fix for OpenSolaris.

The Sun advisory is available at:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-240708-1

Vendor URL:  www.rdesktop.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (Solaris - SunOS)
Underlying OS Comments:  OpenSolaris

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
May 8 2008 rdesktop Buffer Overflow in process_redirect_pdu() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code



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