In mid-May of this year, 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 the unusual step of releasing updates for Windows XP and Server 2003 in addition to currently-supported versions of Windows that are affected.
Cybersecurity expert 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 ransomware attack, Microsoft had issued a patch for the vulnerability exploited by the malware 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.
Help is near
To help, Ivanti will give you a 60-day license to our Ivanti Security Controls, which includes our patch management solution, privilege management and white-listing in one place: click here to get it.
With this license you will be able to quickly update up to 50 systems, including Windows XP and Server 2003.
Please reach out to the Ivanti team if you have any questions. We want to make sure you get in front of this.