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Microsoft RDP Protocol Hard-coded RSA Private Key Weakness

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Microsoft RDP Protocol Hard-coded RSA Private Key Weakness

Severity
6
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)
Published
06/01/2005
Created
07/25/2018
Added
05/13/2008
Modified
02/13/2015

Description

The implementation of the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) used in Microsoft Terminal Server uses a single RSA private key that has been hard-coded into an executable binary. This same private key is used by all installations of Terminal Server, which means that an attacker could easily conduct a man-in-the-middle attack by spoofing the RDP server, tricking RDP clients into sending their credentials to him.

Solution(s)

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