Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2319-1 xrdp -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
09 Aug 2020
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 964573.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2020-4044.
More information:

xrdp-sesman service in xrdp can be crashed by connecting over port 3350 and supplying a malicious payload. Once the xrdp-sesman process is dead, an unprivileged attacker on the server could then proceed to start their own imposter sesman service listening on port 3350. This will allow them to capture any user credentials that are submitted to XRDP and approve or reject arbitrary login credentials. For xorgxrdp sessions in particular, this allows an unauthorized user to hijack an existing session. This is a buffer overflow attack, so there may be a risk of arbitrary code execution as well.

For Debian 9 stretch, this problem has been fixed in version 0.9.1-9+deb9u4.

We recommend that you upgrade your xrdp packages.

For the detailed security status of xrdp please refer to its security tracker page at:

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