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From: Slackware Security Team <security@slackware.com>
To: slackware-security@slackware.com
Subject: [slackware-security] rdesktop (SSA:2008-148-01)
Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 20:54:58 -0700 (PDT)
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[slackware-security]  rdesktop (SSA:2008-148-01)

New rdesktop packages are available for Slackware 11.0, 12.0, 12.1,
and -current to fix a security issue caused by using rdesktop to connect
to a malicious or compromised RDP server.

More details about this issue may be found in the Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database:

  http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1801

Here are the details from the Slackware 12.1 ChangeLog:
+--------------------------+
patches/packages/rdesktop-1.6.0-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz:
  Upgraded to rdesktop-1.6.0.
  According to the rdesktop ChangeLog, this contains a:
    "* Fix for potential vulnerability against compromised/malicious servers
     (reported by iDefense)"
  For more information, see:
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1801
  (* Security fix *)
+--------------------------+


Where to find the new packages:
+-----------------------------+

HINT:  Getting slow download speeds from ftp.slackware.com?
Give slackware.osuosl.org a try.  This is another primary FTP site
for Slackware that can be considerably faster than downloading
directly from ftp.slackware.com.

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
(http://osuosl.org) for donating additional FTP and rsync hosting
to the Slackware project!  :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on http://slackware.com for
additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 11.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-11.0/patches/packages/rdesktop-1.6.0-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 12.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.0/patches/packages/rdesktop-1.6.0-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 12.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.1/patches/packages/rdesktop-1.6.0-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/xap/rdesktop-1.6.0-i486-1.tgz


MD5 signatures:
+-------------+

Slackware 11.0 package:
e451e7af91e89791ef17d7254eafa16e  rdesktop-1.6.0-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz

Slackware 12.0 package:
d63a47606886d8d3f00ae67e8f8cde5f  rdesktop-1.6.0-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Slackware 12.1 package:
cd4c708a373d84bd559b6bf9f637ff73  rdesktop-1.6.0-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Slackware -current package:
ae267363051c7d0af749e4e95b69f862  rdesktop-1.6.0-i486-1.tgz


Installation instructions:
+------------------------+

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg rdesktop-1.6.0-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz


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Slackware Linux Security Team
http://slackware.com/gpg-key
security@slackware.com

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