Advisory: SB2011080901 - Denial of service in Microsoft RDP
Vulnerable component: Windows
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.