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

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VPR Score: 7.4


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


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 privileges.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 52585

File Name: smb_nt_ms11-017.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 3/8/2011

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 7.4

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/8/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/8/2011

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0029

BID: 46678

MSFT: MS11-017

IAVB: 2011-B-0033

MSKB: 2481109, 2483614, 2483618