CentOS 5 : rdesktop (CESA-2008:0575)

2010-01-06T00:00:00
ID CENTOS_RHSA-2008-0575.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-11-10T00:00:00

Description

An updated rdesktop package that fixes a security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

rdesktop is an open source client for Microsoft Windows NT Terminal Server and Microsoft Windows 2000 and 2003 Terminal Services, capable of natively using the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) to present the user's NT desktop. No additional server extensions are required.

An integer underflow and integer signedness issue were discovered in the rdesktop. If an attacker could convince a victim to connect to a malicious RDP server, the attacker could cause the victim's rdesktop to crash or, possibly, execute an arbitrary code. (CVE-2008-1801, CVE-2008-1803)

Users of rdesktop should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patches to resolve these issues.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from Red Hat Security Advisory RHSA-2008:0575 and 
# CentOS Errata and Security Advisory 2008:0575 respectively.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(43696);
  script_version("1.10");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/11/10 11:49:28");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2008-1801", "CVE-2008-1803");
  script_bugtraq_id(29097);
  script_xref(name:"RHSA", value:"2008:0575");

  script_name(english:"CentOS 5 : rdesktop (CESA-2008:0575)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks rpm output for the updated package");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:"The remote CentOS host is missing a security update."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"An updated rdesktop package that fixes a security issue is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

rdesktop is an open source client for Microsoft Windows NT Terminal
Server and Microsoft Windows 2000 and 2003 Terminal Services, capable
of natively using the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) to present the
user's NT desktop. No additional server extensions are required.

An integer underflow and integer signedness issue were discovered in
the rdesktop. If an attacker could convince a victim to connect to a
malicious RDP server, the attacker could cause the victim's rdesktop
to crash or, possibly, execute an arbitrary code. (CVE-2008-1801,
CVE-2008-1803)

Users of rdesktop should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patches to resolve these issues."
  );
  # https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2008-July/015161.html
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.nessus.org/u?9e42a6a2"
  );
  # https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2008-July/015162.html
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.nessus.org/u?4fe9b213"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Update the affected rdesktop package."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"Exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"true");
  script_cwe_id(189);

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:rdesktop");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:centos:centos:5");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2008/07/24");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2010/01/06");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2010-2018 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.");
  script_family(english:"CentOS Local Security Checks");

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Host/local_checks_enabled", "Host/CentOS/release", "Host/CentOS/rpm-list");

  exit(0);
}


include("audit.inc");
include("global_settings.inc");
include("rpm.inc");


if (!get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled")) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
if (!get_kb_item("Host/CentOS/release")) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "CentOS");
if (!get_kb_item("Host/CentOS/rpm-list")) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_LIST_MISSING);


cpu = get_kb_item("Host/cpu");
if (isnull(cpu)) audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_ARCH);
if ("x86_64" >!< cpu && cpu !~ "^i[3-6]86$") audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_IMPLEMENTED, "CentOS", cpu);


flag = 0;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-5", reference:"rdesktop-1.4.1-6")) flag++;


if (flag)
{
  if (report_verbosity > 0) security_hole(port:0, extra:rpm_report_get());
  else security_hole(0);
  exit(0);
}
else audit(AUDIT_HOST_NOT, "affected");