Tag: Terminal Services

Microsoft Releases OS Update for Win XP, 7 Systems CVE-2019-0708

Rare, is an update from Microsoft for Win XP and Win7 systems. This vulnerability must be an important one. it deals with Remote Desktop Services, or Terminal Services. Updates are available for Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008. That is a surprising list of dead Windows systems.

Today Microsoft released fixes for a critical Remote Code Execution vulnerability, CVE-2019-0708, in Remote Desktop Services – formerly known as Terminal Services – that affects some older versions of Windows. The Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) itself is not vulnerable. This vulnerability is pre-authentication and requires no user interaction. In other words, the vulnerability is ‘wormable’, meaning that any future malware that exploits this vulnerability could propagate from vulnerable computer to vulnerable computer in a similar way as the WannaCry malware spread across the globe in 2017. source