[SECURITY] Fedora 14 Update: rdesktop-1.6.0-11.fc14

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Fedora Update Notification
2011-05-30 21:46:22

Name        : rdesktop
Product     : Fedora 14
Version     : 1.6.0
Release     : 11.fc14
URL         : http://www.rdesktop.org/
Summary     : X client for remote desktop into Windows Terminal Server
Description :
rdesktop is an open source client for Windows NT Terminal Server and
Windows 2000 & 2003 Terminal Services, capable of natively speaking
Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) in order to present the user's NT
desktop. Unlike Citrix ICA, no server extensions are required.

Update Information:

This update fixes a security issue in rdesktop 1.6.0.

A directory traversal flaw was found in the way rdesktop shared a local path with a remote server. If a user connects to a malicious server with rdesktop, the server could use this flaw to cause rdesktop to read and write to arbitrary, local files accessible to the user running rdesktop. (CVE-2011-1595)

Fedora would like to thank Cendio AB for reporting this issue. Cendio AB acknowledges an anonymous contributor working with the SecuriTeam Secure Disclosure program as the original reporter.

* Mon May 30 2011 Kalev Lember <kalev at smartlink.ee> - 1.6.0-11
- Prevent remote file access (CVE-2011-1595)
* Thu Dec  2 2010 Dominik Mierzejewski <rpm at greysector.net> - 1.6.0-10
- patch libao output driver to fix segfault (bugs #657172, #657813,
* Sat Nov 20 2010 Dominik Mierzejewski <rpm at greysector.net> - 1.6.0-9
- add libao support (supports ALSA and PulseAudio, should fix bugs
* Fri Aug 20 2010 Dominik Mierzejewski <rpm at greysector.net> - 1.6.0-8
- drop hard dependency on pcsc-lite (bug #527712)
- fix build against current pcsc-lite
- add a proper source URL

  [ 1 ] Bug #676252 - CVE-2011-1595 rdesktop remote file access

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update rdesktop' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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