Tuesday 28th May 2019
Microsoft announced a vulnerability in legacy operating systems that has high potential of being exploited. The vulnerability is in the Remote Desktop Services (formerly known as Terminal Services) and could be exploited remotely with no authentication required. This affects Windows 7, Server 2008, and 2008 R2.
The vulnerability is severe enough that Microsoft took a pretty unusual step in releasing updates for Windows XP and Server 2003 in addition to currently supported versions of Windows that are affected. Brian Krebs captured the severity of this vulnerability very well in an article he released on Patch Tuesday.
If you remember back to the WannaCry attack, Microsoft had issued a patch months before, but some companies hadn’t installed the fix. This lead to a global impact. In order to avoid a potential repeat, we're urging everyone to update all affected systems as quickly as possible.
To help, we’re offering you a 60-day license to our Ivanti Security Controls, which includes their patch management solution, privilege management and whitelisting in one place. Click here for your free trial. With this license you will be able to quickly update up to 50 systems including Windows XP and Server 2003.
Don’t risk the exposure, or cost, of a BlueKeep attack. If you act fast by applying the necessary patches, you’ll avoid exposure and retain your peace of mind.
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