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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2011-0029

Original release date: 03/09/2011
Last revised: 10/04/2011
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Untrusted search path vulnerability in the client in Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection 5.2, 6.0, 6.1, and 7.0 allows local users to gain privileges via a Trojan horse DLL in the current working directory, as demonstrated by a directory that contains a .rdp file, aka "Remote Desktop Insecure Library Loading Vulnerability."

Description

Per: http://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/426.html 'CWE-426: Untrusted Search Path'

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service
Per: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS11-017.mspx 'For an attack to be successful, a user must visit an untrusted remote file system location or WebDAV share and open an .rdp file.' FAQ: 'This is a remote code execution vulnerability.'

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External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:12480
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 71014
External Source: MS
Name: MS11-017
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2011-0616
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 43628
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1025172
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA11-067A

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:12480
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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