Bug 1670393 (CVE-2018-8797) - CVE-2018-8797 rdesktop: Remote code execution in process_plane
Summary: CVE-2018-8797 rdesktop: Remote code execution in process_plane
Alias: CVE-2018-8797
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: impact=moderate,public=20190104,repor...
Keywords: Security
Depends On: 1670427
Blocks: 1667054
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2019-01-29 13:31 UTC by Pedro Sampaio
Modified: 2019-06-08 23:49 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2019-02-18 06:36:07 UTC

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Description Pedro Sampaio 2019-01-29 13:31:50 UTC
A flaw was found in rdesktop before 1.8.4. A issue in process_plane function may lead to remote code execution.

Upstream patch:


Comment 1 Pedro Sampaio 2019-01-29 14:03:07 UTC
Created rdesktop tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1670427]

Comment 2 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2019-02-18 06:36:07 UTC

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 rated as having moderate security impact.

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