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Microsoft Windows 2000 RDP DoS Vulnerability

by platon on February 4th, 2001 Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) enables remote users to communicate through applications over the network using keystrokes and mouse-clicks...


Windows 2000 Server and Advanced Server are subject to a denial of service condition. Submitting multiple malformed packets to the RDP services port will cause the server to crash, any unsaved data will be lost.

A restart of the server is required in order to gain normal functionality.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could assist in further attacks against the victim.

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Microsoft has released a patch which rectifies this issue:

Microsoft Windows NT 2000 Server: [Download]

Microsoft Windows NT 2000 Advanced Server: [Download]

Discovered by Yoichi Ubukata and Yoshihiro Kawabata and posted in a Microsoft Security Bulletin (MS01-006) on Jan 31, 2001.



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