Check Point Research announced yesterday that they have discovered significant vulnerabilities in the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). Labeled “Reverse RDP Attacks,” these vulnerabilities make it possible for hackers to reverse the usual communication direction and infect their targeted device. Once this foothold is gained, they are then able to infect the entirety of the IT network. Check Point Research states that a total of 25 security vulnerabilities were discovered, with 16 of those considered as being “major.”
Stratodesk customers, however, can rest assured knowing that they are immune to this exploit. Our updated and patched FreeRDP client, made available last year in NoTouch OS 2.40.4282 (and available in every subsequent version), is safe from and secure against vulnerabilities that would allow a potential Reverse RDP Attack.
You can see our software release notes here.
The official report from Check Point Research can be viewed here.