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CVE-2008-1802 Detail


Buffer overflow in the process_redirect_pdu (rdp.c) function in rdesktop 1.5.0 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) redirect request with modified length fields.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  05/12/2008

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
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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)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (06/24/2008)

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of rdesktop as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, or 5.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source IDEFENSE 20080507 Multiple Vendor rdesktop process_redirect_pdu() BSS Overflow Vulnerability Exploit External Source CONFIRM External Source GENTOO GLSA-200806-04 External Source SUNALERT 240708 External Source CONFIRM External Source DEBIAN DSA-1573 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:101 External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2008-3886 External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2008-3917 External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2008-3985 External Source BID 29097 External Source SECTRACK 1019991 External Source UBUNTU USN-646-1 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-1467 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-2403 External Source XF rdesktop-processredirectpdu-bo(42275) External Source EXPLOIT-DB 5585

Technical Details

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