MS12-036: Vulnerability in Remote Desktop Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2685939)

high Nessus Plugin ID 59454


The remote Windows host could allow arbitrary code execution.


An arbitrary remote code vulnerability exists in the implementation of the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) on the remote Windows host. The vulnerability is due to the way that RDP accesses an object in memory that has been improperly initialized or deleted.

If RDP has been enabled on the affected system, an unauthenticated, remote attacker could leverage this vulnerability to cause the system to execute arbitrary code 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, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, and 2008 R2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 59454

File Name: smb_nt_ms12-036.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 6/13/2012

Updated: 11/15/2018

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A: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: 6/12/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/12/2012

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0173

BID: 53826

MSFT: MS12-036

IAVA: 2012-A-0092

MSKB: 2685939