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NGS00288 Patch Notification: Windows Remote Desktop Memory Corruption Leading to RCE on XP SP3



High Risk Vulnerability in Microsoft Windows Remote Desktop

17 August 2012

Edward Torkington of NCC Group has discovered a High risk vulnerability in Microsoft Windows Remote Desktop

Impact: Remote Code Execution

Versions affected: Windows XP SP3

An updated version of the software has been released to address these vulnerabilities:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-053

NCC Group is going to withhold details of this flaw for three months. This three month window will allow users the time needed to apply the patch before the details are released to the general public. This reflects the NCC Group approach to responsible disclosure.

NCC Group Research
http://www.nccgroup.com
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