Bug 1670422 (CVE-2018-20179)

Summary: CVE-2018-20179 rdesktop: Remote code execution in lspci_process
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Pedro Sampaio <psampaio>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact:
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Priority: medium    
Version: unspecifiedCC: oholy
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Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
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Fixed In Version: rdesktop 1.8.4 Doc Type: If docs needed, set a value
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Last Closed: 2019-02-18 06:45:15 UTC Type: ---
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Bug Depends On: 1670427    
Bug Blocks: 1667054    

Description Pedro Sampaio 2019-01-29 13:58:28 UTC
A flaw was found in rdesktop before 1.8.4. A issue in lspci_process function may lead to remote code execution.

Upstream patch:

https://github.com/rdesktop/rdesktop/commit/766ebcf6f23ccfe8323ac10242ae6e127d4505d2
https://github.com/rdesktop/rdesktop/releases/tag/v1.8.4

Comment 1 Pedro Sampaio 2019-01-29 14:02:36 UTC
Created rdesktop tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1670427]

Comment 2 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2019-02-18 06:45:15 UTC
Note:

You need to connect to a malicious or a MITM RDP server in order to trigger this flaw. The malicious RDP server can cause a controlled buffer overflow on the client, which may result in code execution. However since the flaw can only be triggered by a specially crafted RDP server, this is why it is rated as having moderate security impact.