MS11-065: Vulnerability in Remote Desktop Protocol Could Allow Denial of Service (2570222)

High Nessus Plugin ID 55795


The remote Windows host is susceptible to a denial of service attack.


A denial of service vulnerability exists in the implementation of the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) on the remote Windows host due to the way it accesses an object in memory that has been improperly initialized or has been deleted.

If RDP has been enabled on the affected system, an unauthenticated, remote attacker could leverage this vulnerability to cause the system to stop responding and automatically reboot by sending a sequence of specially crafted RDP packets to it.

Note that the Remote Desktop Protocol is not enabled by default.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows XP and 2003.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 55795

File Name: smb_nt_ms11-065.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2011/08/09

Modified: 2017/07/26

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.1

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows, cpe:/a:microsoft:remote_desktop_protocol

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/08/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/08/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1968

BID: 48995

OSVDB: 74405

MSFT: MS11-065

MSKB: 2570222