Microsoft has taken an unusual step in releasing a patch for a wormable Windows RDP bug, which the company warns is on the level of the WannaCry attack…
Microsoft on Tuesday released patches for 79 vulnerabilities for May’s Patch, but one of them affecting a feature called Remote Desktop Services (RDS) stands out because it has even warranted a rare patch for Windows XP.
Microsoft Warns Users about Wormable Windows RDP Bug
Windows 10 PCs aren’t vulnerable to this RDS bug, so consumers can breath a sign of relief, but this “critical” rated vulnerability is worth paying attention to for anyone responsible for networks that have older versions of Windows, from unsupported Windows XP to the still-supported Windows 7.
🚨 Very important security update for Windows 🚨 CVE-2018-0708 allows remote, unauthenticated code execution is RDP (Remote Desktop). A very bad thing you should patch against. Around 3 million RDP endpoints are directly exposed to internet. https://t.co/EAdg3VNMjw pic.twitter.com/u2V3uyoyVs
— Kevin Beaumont 🧝🏽♀️ (@GossiTheDog) May 14, 2019