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CVE-2012-0173 Detail

Current Description

The Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) implementation in Microsoft Windows XP SP2 and SP3, Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2, R2, and R2 SP1, and Windows 7 Gold and SP1 does not properly process packets in memory, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code by sending crafted RDP packets triggering access to an object that (1) was not properly initialized or (2) is deleted, aka "Remote Desktop Protocol Vulnerability," a different vulnerability than CVE-2012-0002.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 9.3 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA12-164A.html US Government Resource
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/security-updates/securitybulletins/2012/ms12-036
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A15116

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Improper Control of Generation of Code ('Code Injection') (CWE-94)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_7:*:*:x64:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_7:*:*:x86:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_7:*:sp1:x64:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_7:*:sp1:x86:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2003:*:sp2:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:*:sp2:x64:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:*:sp2:x86:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:-:sp2:itanium:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:r2:*:itanium:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:r2:*:x64:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:r2:sp1:itanium:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:r2:sp1:x64:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_vista:*:sp2:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_vista:*:sp2:x64:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_xp:*:sp3:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_xp:-:sp2:x64:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2012-0173
NVD Published Date:
06/12/2012
NVD Last Modified:
02/26/2019