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Vulnerability protection

Remote Desktop Protocol vulnerability could allow remote code execution

Report ID: MS201208002
Date Published: 15 August 2012

Criticality: Critical
Compromise Type: remote-code-execution
Compromise From: remote

Affected Product/Component:

Windows XP


A vulnerability in Remote Desktop Protocol, which affects systems running on Windows XP, could be exploited by an attacker to execute code in a compromised system.

Detailed Description

Microsoft has released a security update to address a vulnerability in Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), which affects Windows XP systems. The vulnerability exists when RDP processes a sequence of specially crafted packets, and mistakenly accesses a deleted object in memory. Upon successfull exploitation, an attacker could be able to execute code and take control of an affected system.

To fix this issue, a modification in the way that RDP processes packets in memory has been made. Users are recommended to install the latest update to protect their system from potential exploit attempts.

CVE Reference



Install the latest security patch for applicable system, available for download from (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-053)

Security Advisories

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