VDB-92297 · CVE-2013-4118 · BID 61072

FreeRDP up to 1.0.x null pointer dereference

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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, has been found in FreeRDP up to 1.0.x. This issue affects some unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a null pointer dereference vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-476. A NULL pointer dereference occurs when the application dereferences a pointer that it expects to be valid, but is NULL, typically causing a crash or exit. Impacted is availability. The summary by CVE is:

FreeRDP before 1.1.0-beta1 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and application crash) via unspecified vectors.

The weakness was disclosed 10/03/2016 (Website). The advisory is shared at lists.opensuse.org. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2013-4118. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 93757 (openSUSE Security Update : freerdp (openSUSE-2016-1131)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family SuSE Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 169244 (SUSE Enterprise Linux Security Update for freerdp (SUSE-SU-2016:2506-1)).

Upgrading to version 1.1.0-beta1 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (93757). The entries 65979, 72888 and 92298 are pretty similar.




  • open-source

CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


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VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.1

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Class: Null pointer dereference
CWE: CWE-476 / CWE-404
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 93757
Nessus Name: openSUSE Security Update : freerdp (openSUSE-2016-1131)
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OpenVAS ID: 103428
OpenVAS Name: FreeRDP Denial of Service Vulnerability-01 (Linux)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: FreeRDP 1.1.0-beta1
Patch: github.com


06/12/2013 🔍
10/03/2016 +1209 days 🔍
10/03/2016 +0 days 🔍
10/04/2016 +1 days 🔍
09/21/2022 +2178 days 🔍


Advisory: 7d58aac24fe20ffaad7bd9b40c9ddf457c1b06e7
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2013-4118 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 61072

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Created: 10/04/2016 10:26 AM
Updated: 09/21/2022 04:43 PM
Changes: 10/04/2016 10:26 AM (38), 11/30/2018 11:51 AM (19), 09/21/2022 04:43 PM (5)
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