As reported by Microsoft and covered by several major news outlets on May 15th. Microsoft released fixes for 79 unique vulnerabilities a couple days ago, as well as 22 critical bugs. A serious malware being spread across the globe is a possible outcome by one of these bugs.
Which is why Microsoft took the unusual steps of releasing patches for out-of-service operation systems such as Windows XP and 2003. In addition to this the soon to be end-of-life Windows 7.
Microsoft detailed the potential impact of CVE-2019-0708 (link here), which is a remote code execution where vulnerability exists in Remote Desktop Services.
This is a flaw in Remote Desktop Services (RDS) which could let the attacker remotely execute code on a target system after connecting.
Microsoft stated, the bug is “wormable,” meaning that “any future malware that exploits this vulnerability could propagate from vulnerable computer to vulnerable computer.”
Your System Is Vulnerable If You Use The Following:
- Windows 7
- Windows Server 2008 R2
- Windows Server 2008
- Windows 2003
- Windows XP
Your System Is NOT Vulnerable If You Use The Following:
- Windows 8
- Windows 10