USN-1136-1: rdesktop vulnerability
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1136-1
25th May, 2011
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 11.04
- Ubuntu 10.10
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
An attacker could access your files if rdesktop connected to a malicious server.
- rdesktop - RDP client for Windows NT/2000 Terminal Server
It was discovered that rdesktop incorrectly handled specially crafted
paths when using disk redirection. If a user were tricked into connecting
to a malicious server, an attacker could access arbitrary files on the
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
- Ubuntu 11.04:
- rdesktop 1.6.0-3ubuntu4.1
- Ubuntu 10.10:
- rdesktop 1.6.0-3ubuntu2.1
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
- rdesktop 1.6.0-2ubuntu3.1
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.