On Black Tuesday, RDP Shines

Microsoft patched two privately reported vulnerabilities for RDP today. Yes, RDP. No, not the server, the client. One of the most widely used tools by Windows system administrators is vulnerable to remote code execution. Not good. There is good here though, in order to exploit this vulnerability the user of an RDP client must be tricked or social engineered to connect to a malicious RDP server or a specially crafted website. Also, Microsoft is not aware of an exploit for this vulnerability at the time of this writing. It shouldn’t be long though, as we all know the more popular the software, the more likely there will be an exploit for an existing vulnerability.

Users currently employing automatic updates should see this issue resolved during their next update. For those of us who cannot have automatic updates enabled, we’d recommend getting this patch in during the next maintenance window.

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