MS09-044: Vulnerabilities in Remote Desktop Connection Could Allow Remote Code Execution (970927)

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It is possible to execute arbitrary code on the remote host.


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

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


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista and Server 2008.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 40565

File Name: smb_nt_ms09-044.nasl

Version: 1.22

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 8/11/2009

Updated: 8/5/2020

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.2


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 6.7

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/11/2009

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/11/2009

Reference Information

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

BID: 35971, 35973

IAVA: 2009-A-0071-S

MSFT: MS09-044

MSKB: 956744, 958469, 958470, 958471

CWE: 119