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|Alias:||Vulnerability in Remote Desktop Protocol, Vulnerabilidad de Remote Desktop Protocol|
It is a vulnerability of the Remote Desktop Protocol on Windows 2003/XP/2000 computers, which allows Denial of Service attacks to be launched against vulnerable computers.
|First detected on:||Aug. 10, 2005|
|Detection updated on:||Aug. 10, 2005|
MS05-041 is not categorized as virus, worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is a moderate vulnerability in the Remote Desktop Protocol, in Windows 2003/XP/2000, which allows DoS (Denial of Service) attacks to be launched against the vulnerable computer.
If exploited successfully, MS05-041 allows hackers to cause the computer to stop responding and to automatically restart. Meanwhile, the computer will not accept service requests.
MS05-041 is exploited by creating a specially crafted packet that is sent to the vulnerable computer. Although it is possible to launch this type of attacks across the Internet, a firewall could be used in order to prevent those attacks.
If you have a Windows 2003/XP/2000 computer, it is recommendable to download and apply the security patch for this vulnerability. Click here to access the web page for downloading the patch.