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Remember the Reverse RDP Attack?

Earlier this year, researchers disclosed clipboard hijacking and path-traversal issues in Microsoft’s Windows built-in RDP client that could allow a malicious RDP server to compromise a client computer, reversely.

(You can find details and a video demonstration for this security vulnerability, along with dozens of critical flaws in other third-party RDP clients, in a previous article written by Swati Khandelwal for The Hacker News.)

At the time when researchers responsibly reported this path-traversal issue to Microsoft, in October 2018, the company acknowledged the issue, also known as “Poisoned RDP vulnerability,” but decided not to address it.

Now, it turns out that Microsoft silently patched this vulnerability (CVE-2019-0887) just last month as part of its July Patch Tuesday updates after Eyal Itkin, security researcher at CheckPoint, found the same issue affecting Microsoft’s Hyper-V technology as well.

Microsoft’s Hyper-V is a virtualization technology that comes built-in with Windows operating system, enabling users to run multiple operating systems at the same time as virtual machines. Microsoft’s Azure cloud service also uses Hyper-V for server virtualization.

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