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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Windows Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows Remote Desktop Protocol Object Management Flaw Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1031892
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1031892
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-0079   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 10 2015
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 7 SP1, 8, 8.1, 2012, 2012 R2; and prior service packs
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Windows Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). A remote user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system.

The system does not properly manage RDP objects in memory. A remote user can create multiple RDP session to consume all available system memory and cause the target system to stop responding.

RDP is not enabled by default.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target system to stop responding.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

A patch matrix is available in the vendor's advisory.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms15-030

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms15-030 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Resource error
Underlying OS:  Windows (2012), Windows (7), Windows (8)

Message History:   None.


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