Remote code execution in Windows Remote Desktop Services

Published: 2019-05-15 | Updated: 2019-09-08
Severity High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2019-0708
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
Vulnerable software Windows Server Subscribe
Vendor Microsoft

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one high risk vulnerability.

Updated: 08.09.2019

Added information about functional exploit added to Metasploit framework.

1) Input validation error

Severity: High

CVSSv3: 9.1 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:F/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-0708

CWE-ID: CWE-20 - Improper Input Validation


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input when processing RDP packets in Windows Remote Desktop Services. A remote unauthenticated attacker can send a series of specially crafted requests and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of vulnerability may allow an attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

Note, this vulnerability is known as BlueKeep.


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Vulnerable software versions

Windows Server: 2008, 2008 R2

Windows: 7

CPE External links

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability. However, a fully functional exploit for this vulnerability is available.