FreeRDP: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code — GLSA 201412-18

An integer overflow in FreeRDP couuld result in execution of arbitrary code or Denial of Service.

Affected Packages

net-misc/freerdp on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.1.0_beta1_p20130710-r1
Unaffected versions >= 1.1.0_beta1_p20130710-r1

Background

FreeRDP is a free implementation of the remote desktop protocol.

Description

FreeRDP does not properly validate user-supplied input, which could lead to an integer overflow in the xf_Pointer_New() function.

Impact

A remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or cause Denial of Service.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All FreeRDP users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
 ">=net-misc/freerdp-1.1.0_beta1_p20130710-r1"
 

References

Release Date
December 13, 2014

Latest Revision
December 13, 2014: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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