Public Date:
676252: CVE-2011-1595 rdesktop remote file access

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Directory traversal vulnerability in the disk_create function in disk.c in rdesktop before 1.7.0, when disk redirection is enabled, allows remote RDP servers to read or overwrite arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) in a pathname.

Find out more about CVE-2011-1595 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 4.3
Base Metrics AV:A/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Adjacent Network
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (rdesktop) RHSA-2011:0506 2011-05-11
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (rdesktop) RHSA-2011:0506 2011-05-11


Red Hat would like to thank Cendio AB for reporting this issue. Cendio AB acknowledges an anonymous contributor working with the SecuriTeam Secure Disclosure program as the original reporter.