Critical vulnerability in old Microsoft operating systems

02/11/2020

Microsoft has reported that a critical vulnerability has been identified in the Remote Desktop Service, which is used to remotely access workstations and servers running on the Windows operating system, in older versions.

The vulnerable versions are Windows XP, 2003, 7, 2008.

The vulnerability could allow an unidentified attacker to run code remotely and take over a compromised computer.

The vulnerability enables the creation of a worm-type vulnerability that passes independently between computers exposed to this vulnerability, similar to the WannaCry worm that operated about two years ago using a different protocol vulnerability.

Due to this widespread vulnerability, the company has released security updates for this vulnerability even to outdated operating systems (XP, 2003) that are not regularly supported.

It is important to check and install the relevant security updates as soon as possible.

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