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A new research has uncovered multiple critical reverse RDP vulnerabilities in Apache Guacamole, a popular remote desktop application used by system administrators to access and manage Windows and Linux machines remotely.

The reported flaws could potentially let bad actors achieve full control over the Guacamole server, intercept, and control all other connected sessions.

According to a report published by Check Point Research and shared with The Hacker News, the flaws grant “an attacker, who has already successfully compromised a computer inside the organisation, to launch an attack on the Guacamole gateway when an unsuspecting worker tries to connect to an infected machine.”

After the cybersecurity firm responsibly disclosed its findings to Apache, the maintainers of Guacamole, on March 31, the company released a patched version in June 2020.

Apache Guacamole is a popular open-source clientless remote desktop gateways solution. When installed on a company’s server, it allows users to remotely connect to their desktops simply using a web browser post an authentication process.

Notably, Apache Guacamole remote desktop application has amassed over 10 million downloads to date on Docker Hub.

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