The Danish security researcher Ollypwn has published a proof-of-concept (PoC) denial of service exploit for the CVE-2020-0609 and CVE-2020-0610 vulnerabilities in the Remote Desktop Gateway (RD Gateway) component on Windows Server (2012, 2012 R2, 2016, and 2019) devices.
A Remote Desktop Gateway server is typically is located in a corporate or private network and acts as the gateway into which RDP connections from an external network connects through to access a Remote Desktop server (Terminal Server) located on the corporate or private network.
“A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Windows Remote Desktop Gateway (RD Gateway) when an
“To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker would need to send a specially crafted request to the target systems RD Gateway via RDP.”
Microsoft addressed the two vulnerabilities with the release of the January Patch Tuesday.
Scanning for vulnerable RDP Gateway servers with Shodan, the search engine has found over 15,500.
Experts suggest securing vulnerable RDP Gateway servers by installing the security updates (, ) released by Microsoft.
To mitigate the risk
“Simply disabling UDP Transport, or
Microsoft is not aware of attacks in the wild exploiting the above vulnerabilities.
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(SecurityAffairs – RDP Gateway, hacking)