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Windows 7: Microsoft Urges Users To Patch Critical Remote Desktop Vulnerability


14 Mar 2012   #1
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Microsoft Urges Users To Patch Critical Remote Desktop Vulnerability

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Hey folks, it's time to patch your Windows PCs! Somebody tipped Microsoft off to a vulnerability in the way Windows handles the remote desktop protocol, and the problem turned out to be a biggie: the exploit allows attackers to run code without any user permissions whatsoever, and all Windows operating systems from XP on up are affected. The good news is that Microsoft has already issued a security patch for the problem. The bad news? Microsoft has taken the unusual step of suggesting you install the patch immediately, since it expects baddies to exploit the gaping security hole quickly.
Read more at:
Maximum PC | Microsoft Urges Windows Users To Patch Critical Remote Desktop Vulnerability ASAP


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14 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

What is the reason for the urgency ?
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14 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JerometheGiraff View Post
What is the reason for the urgency ?
Quoted from the article "the exploit allows attackers to run code without any user permissions whatsoever"

I would take that as a pretty good recommendation.

Rich
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14 Mar 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP1
 
 

so does this mean if you have xp that it will also get a new patch update?
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14 Mar 2012   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Anyone run the patch, with any problems ?
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15 Mar 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

does the patch comes with windows update or not?
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15 Mar 2012   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Yes, it was Windows Update KB2621440 from the MS Security bulletin link in the article.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s...letin/ms12-020

Microsoft Urges Users To Patch Critical Remote Desktop Vulnerability-kb2621440.jpg


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16 Mar 2012   #8

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 
Exploit code published for RDP worm hole; Does Microsoft have a leak?

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Summary: The code publication has set off alarm bells in the corridors at Redmond because there are clear signs that Microsoft’s pre-patch vulnerability sharing program has been breached or has suffered a major leak.

Chinese hackers have released proof-of-concept code that provides a roadmap to exploit a dangerous RDP (remote desktop protocol) vulnerability that was patched by Microsoft earlier this week.

The publication of the code on a Chinese language forum heightens the urgency to apply Microsoft’s MS12-020 update, which addresses a remote, pre-authentication, network-accessible code execution vulnerability in Microsoft’s implementation of the RDP protocol.

It also sets of alarm bells in the corridors at Redmond because there are clear signs that Microsoft’s pre-patch vulnerability sharing program has been breached or has suffered a major leak.
Read More:

Exploit code published for RDP worm hole; Does Microsoft have a leak? | ZDNet
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