Multiple vulnerabilities in rdesktop may lead to the execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service.
|Package||net-misc/rdesktop on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 1.6.0|
|Unaffected versions||>= 1.6.0|
rdesktop is an open source Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) client.
An anonymous researcher reported multiple vulnerabilities in rdesktop via iDefense Labs:
An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by enticing a user to connect to a malicious RDP server thereby allowing the attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All rdesktop users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/rdesktop-1.6.0"
June 14, 2008
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