rdesktop: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201903-06

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in rdesktop, the worst of which could result in the remote execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

net-misc/rdesktop on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.8.4
Unaffected versions >= 1.8.4

Background

rdesktop is a Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) Client.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in rdesktop. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

A remote attacker could cause a Denial of Service condition, obtain sensitive information, or execute arbitrary code.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All rdesktop users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/rdesktop-1.8.4"
 

References

Release Date
March 10, 2019

Latest Revision
March 10, 2019: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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