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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-1802

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.
Publish Date : 2008-05-12 Last Update Date : 2017-09-28
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute CodeOverflow
CWE ID 119

- Vendor Statements

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

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-1802 unix
DSA-1573 rdesktop -- several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7976 unix
DSA-1573-1 rdesktop - several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20140 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-1802

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Rdesktop Rdesktop 1.5.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Rdesktop Rdesktop 1

- References For CVE-2008-1802
XF rdesktop-processredirectpdu-bo(42275)
BID 29097 rdesktop Multiple Remote Memory Corruption Vulnerabilities Release Date:2008-09-19
SECTRACK 1019991
VUPEN ADV-2008-1467
VUPEN ADV-2008-2403
IDEFENSE 20080507 Multiple Vendor rdesktop process_redirect_pdu() BSS Overflow Vulnerability CONFIRM
GENTOO GLSA-200806-04

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-1802

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit for more information)

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