Zero-day vulnerability in Windows

Denial of service

Vulnerability details

Advisory: SB2011080901 - Denial of service in Microsoft RDP

Vulnerable component: Windows

CVE-ID: CVE-2011-1968

CVSSv3 score: CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:H/E:F/RL:O/RC:C

CWE-ID: CWE-399 - Resource Management Errors


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to cause DoS conditions on the target system.

The weakness exists due to an error in the Remote Desktop Protocol when processing a sequence of malicious packets. A remote attacker can send a specially crafted RDP packets, gain access to an object that was not properly initialized or is deleted and cause the system to stop responding and restart.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in denial of service on the vulnerable system.

Note: the vulnerability was being actively exploited.