Microsoft Patches 'Wormable' Flaw in Windows XP, 7 and Windows 2003
15 May, 2019, 20:28
Security updates to Internet Explorer, Microsoft Scripting Engine, Microsoft Edge, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Cryptography, Windows Datacenter Networking, Windows Server, Windows Virtualization, Windows Kernel, and the Microsoft JET Database Engine.
The vulnerability was privately reported to Microsoft by the UK's National Cyber Security Center and is considered high-severity and requires low complexity to exploit. While support for Windows XP has been discontinued - including the cessation of security patches - the company has taken the unusual step of issuing a patch to prevent it from becoming an attack vector and, thereby, embarrassing the company.
Microsoft has warned of a serious security vulnerability in its older, theoretically-unsupported Windows operating systems, releasing patches which need to be applied manually for those systems no longer receiving automated updates.
Microsoft advises that "all affected systems - irrespective of whether NLA is enabled or not - should be updated as soon as possible". 'However, affected systems are still vulnerable to Remote Code Execution (RCE) exploitation if the attacker has valid credentials that can be used to successfully authenticate. With NLA enabled, systems are protected against "wormable" malware or advanced malware threats that could exploit the vulnerability, as NLA requires authentication before the vulnerability can be triggered.
Provides protections against a new subclass of speculative execution side-channel vulnerabilities, known as Microarchitectural Data Sampling, for 64-Bit (x64) versions of Windows (CVE-2019-11091, CVE-2018-12126, CVE-2018-12127, CVE-2018-12130).
"An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights", Microsoft said in the vulnerability advisory. "This vulnerability will make that process even easier".
Microsoft's May 2019 Patch Tuesday fixed 79 vulnerabilities, 19 of which are classed as Critical.
Elsewhere, IT admins should also fix a zero-day flaw (CVE-2019-0863), which is being exploited in the wild and has also been publicly disclosed, meaning other hackers could use it in their own attacks. Thankfully, Windows 8 and 10 remain unaffected by this vulnerability.
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