Debian Security Advisory

DLA-872-1 xrdp -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
27 Mar 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 858143.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-6967.
More information:

It was discovered that xrdp, a Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) server, calls the PAM function auth_start_session() in an incorrect location, leading to PAM session modules not being properly initialized, with a potential consequence of incorrect configurations or elevation of privileges, aka a bypass.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 0.5.0-2+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your xrdp packages.

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