MS09-044: Vulnerabilities in Remote Desktop Connection Could Allow Remote Code Execution (Mac OS X)

high Nessus Plugin ID 40563


Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection.


The remote host contains a version of the Remote Desktop client that contains several vulnerabilities that may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote host.

To exploit these vulnerabilities, an attacker would need to trick a user of the remote host into connecting to a rogue RDP server.


Microsoft has released a patch for Remote Desktop Client for Mac OS X.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 40563

File Name: macosx_rdesktop.nasl

Version: 1.24

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 8/11/2009

Updated: 11/27/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 5.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2009-1929

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:remote_desktop_client

Required KB Items: Host/MacOSX/packages

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/11/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1133, CVE-2009-1929

BID: 35971, 35973

CWE: 119

IAVA: 2009-A-0071-S

MSFT: MS09-044

MSKB: 974283