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Vulnerability Assessment Details
Connects to the remote terminal server
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The Terminal Services are enabled on the remote host.
Terminal Services permit a Windows user to remotely obtain
a graphical login (and therefore act as a local user on the
If a possible hacker gains a valid login and password, he may
be able to use this service to gain further access
on the remote host. A possible hacker may also use this service
to mount a dictionary attack against the remote host to try
to log in remotely.
Note that RDP (the Remote Desktop Protocol) is vulnerable
to Man-in-the-middle attacks, making it easy for attackers to
steal the credentials of legitimates users by impersonating the
Disable the Terminal Services if you do not use them, and
do not permit this service to run across the internet
Network Security Threat Level:
None / CVSS Base Score : 0
Networks Security ID: 3099, 7258
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2002 Renaud Deraison
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