Description of the security update for the Windows Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) denial of service vulnerability in Windows Server 2008: April 10, 2018

Applies to: Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2Windows Server 2008 DatacenterWindows Server 2008 Enterprise More

Notice


An updated version of this security update was released June 12, 2018. 

Summary


A denial of service vulnerability exists in the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) when an attacker connects to the target system using RDP and sends specially crafted requests.

To learn more about the vulnerability, see CVE-2018-0976.

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Important If you install a language pack after you install this update, you must reinstall this update. Therefore, we recommend that you install any language packs that you need before you install this update. For more information, see Add language packs to Windows.

How to obtain and install the update


Method 1: Windows Update

This update is available through Windows Update. When you turn on automatic updating, this update will be downloaded and installed automatically. For more information about how to turn on automatic updating, see Windows Update: FAQ.

Method 2: Microsoft Update Catalog

To get the stand-alone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

Deployment information


For deployment details for this security update, go to the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

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Windows Server 2008 file information



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 the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.

Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 file information