2008-5904 | xrdp rdp_rdp_process_color_pointer_pdu input validation (XFDB-48094 / 40326)

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A vulnerability was found in xrdp 0.3/0.3.1/0.3.2/0.4/0.4.1 and classified as critical. Affected by this issue is the function rdp_rdp_process_color_pointer_pdu. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-20. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

The rdp_rdp_process_color_pointer_pdu function in rdp/rdp_rdp.c in xrdp 0.4.1 and earlier allows remote RDP servers to have an unknown impact via input data that sets crafted values for certain length variables, leading to a buffer overflow.

The weakness was shared 01/15/2009 (Website). The advisory is available at xforce.iss.net. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2008-5904 since 01/15/2009. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. Technical details are known, but there is no available exploit.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 40326 (openSUSE Security Update : xrdp (xrdp-458)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family SuSE Local Security Checks.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (48094), Vulnerability Center (SBV-23512) and Tenable (40326). The entries 45913 and 45912 are related to this item.


VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.3

VulDB Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Temp Score: 7.3
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Class: Privilege escalation
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 40326
Nessus Name: openSUSE Security Update : xrdp (xrdp-458)
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OpenVAS ID: 63304
OpenVAS Name: SuSE Security Summary SUSE-SR:2009:003
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08/04/2021 +2327 days 🔍Advisory: xforce.iss.net
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CVE: CVE-2008-5904 (🔍)
X-Force: 48094
Vulnerability Center: 23512 – xrdp 0.4.1 and Earlier Remote RDP Servers Can Cause Buffer Overflow with Unknown Impact, High

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Created: 03/17/2015 16:11
Updated: 08/04/2021 07:17
Changes: (1) source_nessus_risk
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