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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   rdesktop Vendors:   rdesktop.org
rdesktop Lets Remote Servers Read and Write Files on the Target User's System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1025525
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1025525
CVE Reference:   CVE-2011-1595   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 12 2011
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information, Modification of system information, Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 1.7.0
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in rdesktop. A remote server can read and write files on the connected target system.

The disk_create() function in 'disk.c' does not properly validate server-supplied input. A remote server can supply a specially crafted filename to read or write files on connected target system.

Cendio AB and SecuriTeam reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote server can read and write files on the connected target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (1.7.0).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/message.php?msg_id=27376554

Vendor URL:  www.rdesktop.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:   Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
May 12 2011 (Red Hat Issues Fix) rdesktop Lets Remote Servers Read and Write Files on the Target User's System   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.



 Source Message Contents

Date:  Thu, 12 May 2011 02:57:43 +0000
Subject:  rdesktop


CVE-2011-1595 rDesktop Remote Directory Traversal
 
 


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