Microsoft Warns Of Major New Win 7 & Win XP Exploit, Releases Urgent Patch

Microsoft Warns Of Major New Win 7 & Win XP Exploit, Releases Urgent Patch

Microsoft is warning users of older versions of Windows to urgently apply a Windows Update today to protect against a potential widespread attack. The software giant has patched a critical remote code execution vulnerability in Remote Desktop Services that exists in Windows XP, Windows 7, and server versions like Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2008. Microsoft is taking the highly unusual approach of releasing patches for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 even though both operating systems are out of support. Windows XP users will have to manually download the update from Microsoft’s update catalog.

Users of these operating systems are urged to take action immediately.

More: The Verge

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