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The recently announced Microsoft RDP is hitting the headlines again as there are working exploits being developed and made available in the internet. The vulnerability exists in all versions of Microsoft Windows as confirmed by Microsoft.

The, currently available,  MS12-020 RDP exploit can crash a windows 7 computer or cause DoS on a Windows XP system.

Immediate Action

Microsoft warns all its users to apply the patch immediately, which is the same advice as a security professional I would be sharing. The SANS Institute’s Internet Storm Centre raised its .Infocon. threat level alert to yellow to .call administrators to action. If you cannot patch it instantly, disable the RDP support until it is patched.