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Immunity starts selling exploit for Microsoft RDP flaw

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US security firm Immunity has started selling an exploit to take advantage of a flaw in Microsoft's proprietary remote desktop protocol. The vulnerability was revealed in May.

A number of information security professionals have been warning for some time that an exploit for the so-called BlueKeep vulnerability would be developed and circulated.

The fact that Immunity was selling this RCE exploit was revealed by British security researcher Kevin Beaumont, who tweeted: "A US company are selling a RCE exploit for #BlueKeep, which I’m sure will end well."

Beaumont, who is often quoted in various media outlets including iTWire, was the one who named the vulnerability Bluekeep.

He has also tracked the development of scanners for the flaw and maintains a list here.

The flaw has been given the notation CVE-2019-0708. Its description reads: "A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Remote Desktop Services formerly known as Terminal Services when an unauthenticated attacker connects to the target system using RDP and sends specially crafted requests, aka 'Remote Desktop Services Remote Code Execution Vulnerability'."

The Miami-owned Immunity was formerly owned by ex-NSA hacker Dave Aitel, and was sold to Cyxtera Technologies in January.

Immunity has long had a business model of selling information and exploits for vulnerabilities, without informing the vendor in question in order for the flaw to be patched.

iTWire has contacted Cyxtera for comment.

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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

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