After a recent update on debian/stable, rdesktop segfaults repeatedly and is
completely unusable. The root cause of this issue is a change in libx11-6
(1.0.3-7) which had a recent security fix. The XCreateImage function has a
change which impacts rdesktop (and other packages that depend on this
The fix is against the xwin.c file (from the original rdesktop source
distribution) in the rdesktop distribution. This should apply to any distribution linked to the latest version of libx11-6.
(Patch is attached)
Narayanan R S (nars_AT_kadamba_DOT_org)