Remote code execution in Microsoft Windows Remote Desktop Client

Published: 2019-10-09 | Updated: 2019-10-09
Severity Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2019-1333
CWE ID CWE-20
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software Windows Subscribe
Windows Server
Vendor Microsoft

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Input validation error

Severity: Medium

CVSSv3: 6.5 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-1333

CWE-ID: CWE-20 - Improper Input Validation

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation of untrusted input within the Windows Remote Desktop Client when a user connects to a malicious server. A remote attacker with control of a server can trick a victim to connect to it and execute arbitrary code on the computer of the connecting client.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Windows: 7, 8.1, 10, 10 1607, 10 1703, 10 1709, 10 1803, 10 1809, 10 1903, RT 8.1

Windows Server: 1803, 1903, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019

CPE External links

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2019-1333

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.