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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Windows Remote Desktop Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Windows Remote Desktop 'TSShutdn.exe' Lets Remote Authenticated Users Shutdown the System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1013552
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2005-0904   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jul 7 2008
Original Entry Date:  Mar 24 2005
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Windows Remote Desktop. A remote authenticated user can shutdown the target system.

The Remote Desktop does not check the 'Force shutdown from a remote system' user right. A remote user without administrative privileges can invoke the 'TSShutdn.exe' command to shutdown the remote system.

Windows XP SP1 is affected.

Impact:   A remote authenticated user can shutdown the target system.
Solution:   A hotfix is available from Microsoft Product Support Services. See the knowledge base article for more information:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (XP)
Underlying OS Comments:  XP SP1

Message History:   None.

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