MS11-017: Vulnerabilities in Remote Desktop Connection Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2508062)

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Synopsis :

It is possible to execute arbitrary code on the remote host through
the Remote Desktop client.

Description :

The remote host contains a version of the Remote Desktop client that
incorrectly restricts the path used for loading external libraries.

If an attacker can trick a user on the affected system into opening a
specially crafted .rdp file located in the same network directory as
a specially crafted dynamic link library (DLL) file, this issue could
be leveraged to execute arbitrary code subject to the user's

See also :

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows XP, 2003, Vista,
7, 2008, and 2008 R2.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.7
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows : Microsoft Bulletins

Nessus Plugin ID: 52585 ()

Bugtraq ID: 46678

CVE ID: CVE-2011-0029