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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-1801

Original release date: 05/12/2008
Last revised: 03/07/2011


Integer underflow in the iso_recv_msg function (iso.c) in rdesktop 1.5.0 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) request with a small length field.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200806-04
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0576
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2403
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0725
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1573
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0575
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2008-360.htm
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-3917
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://rdesktop.cvs.sourceforge.net/rdesktop/rdesktop/iso.c?r1=1.19&r2=1.20&pathrev=HEAD
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 240708
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:101
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-646-1
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-1467
External Source: BID
Name: 29097
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1019990
External Source: XF
Name: rdesktop-isorecvmsg-code-execution(42272)
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-3985
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-3886
External Source: SLACKWARE
Name: SSA:2008-148-01
External Source: MILW0RM
Name: 5561
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11570
External Source: IDEFENSE
Name: 20080507 Multiple Vendor rdesktop iso_recv_msg() Integer Underflow Vulnerability

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11570
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/a:rdesktop:rdesktop:1.5.0

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