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Windows DNS Vulnerability – Microsoft Alerts users of a Critical 17 year old Exploit

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Windows DNS Vulnerability – Microsoft Alerts users of a Critical 17 year old Exploit

Microsoft warns System Admin’s of a critical Windows DNS Server flaw. The vulnerability, which has been around since 2003, has the potential for an attacker to plant special malware that remotely executes on Windows Servers. Malicious DNS queries are then sent to other critical infrastructure, leading to security breaches across your entire IT environment. Mechele Gruhn, a security program manager at Microsoft, explains that “Wormable vulnerabilities have the potential to spread via malware between vulnerable computers without user interaction.”

Microsoft has currently assigned the vulnerability a 10 on the Common Vulnerability Scoring System, the highest possible score. This highlights just how serious the issue is and how important it is that Windows Server Administrators implement the patch.

While the vulnerability has not been actively exploited, it is highly recommended that Windows users apply any security patches as soon as possible. A patch to fix the exploit is available across all supported versions of Windows Server.

The Vulnerability has fortunately not affected any client versions of Windows 10. Microsoft’s DNS server Vulnerability only affects Microsoft’s Windows DNS Server implementation.

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July 15th, 2020|