This security update resolves a reported vulnerability in Windows Remote Desktop Client. The vulnerability, if left unpatched, may allow remote code execution once a user views a specially crafted webpage. An attacker who successfully exploits the vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the current user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.
The vulnerability affects Windows Remote Desktop Connection Client versions 6.1 and 7.0.
A complete discussion of the different vulnerability categories, including case studies of vulnerable SCADA HMIs. The paper also provides a guide for vulnerability researchers, as well as vendors on quick and efficient bug discovery.
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