National Cyber Awareness System
Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2011-0029
Original release date:03/09/2011
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."
'CWE-426: Untrusted Search Path'
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service
'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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US-CERT Technical Alert: TA11-067A
External Source: MS
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: VUPEN
External Source: SECTRACK
External Source: SECUNIA
External Source: OVAL
External Source: OSVDB
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