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<glsa id="201210-03">
<title>rdesktop: Directory Traversal</title>
<synopsis>A vulnerability which allows a remote attacking server to read or
overwrite arbitrary files has been found in rdesktop.
<product type="ebuild">rdesktop</product>
<announced>October 18, 2012</announced>
<revised>October 18, 2012: 1</revised>
<package name="net-misc/rdesktop" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.7.0</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.7.0</vulnerable>
<p>rdesktop is a Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) Client.</p>
<p>A vulnerability has been discovered in rdesktop. Please review the CVE
identifier referenced below for details.
<impact type="normal">
<p>Remote RDP servers may be able to read or overwrite arbitrary files via
a .. (dot dot) in a pathname.
<p>There is no known workaround at this time.</p>
<p>All rdesktop users should upgrade to the latest version:</p>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "&gt;=net-misc/rdesktop-1.7.0"
<uri link="">CVE-2011-1595</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Fri, 07 Oct 2011 23:37:09 +0000">
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Thu, 18 Oct 2012 20:47:56 +0000">craig</metadata>