MS15-030: Description of the security update for Remote Desktop protocol: March 10, 2015

Applies to: Windows 7 Service Pack 1Windows 7 UltimateWindows 7 Enterprise

Summary


This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow denial of service if an attacker creates multiple RDP sessions which fail to properly free objects in memory. By default, RDP is not enabled on any Windows operating system. Systems that do not have RDP enabled are not at risk.

Introduction


Microsoft has released security bulletin MS15-030. To learn more about this security bulletin:

How to obtain help and support for this security update

Help installing updates:
Support for Microsoft Update

Security solutions for IT professionals:
TechNet Security Troubleshooting and Support

Help protect your Windows-based computer from viruses and malware:
Virus Solution and Security Center

Local support according to your country:
International Support

More Information


Note This update will only be offered to Windows 7-based computers that have the following update installed:
2592687 Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) 8.0 update for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

Known issues with this security update

  • After you install or uninstall this security update, you may have to restart the computer two times.

    Note We do not recommend that you uninstall any security update.

File information


The English (United States) version of this software update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time and with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.