Microsoft Remote Desktop Services Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2019-0708) Threat Alert

Microsoft Remote Desktop Services Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2019-0708) Threat Alert

May 23, 2019 | Mina Hao

Overview

On May 14, 2019, local time, Microsoft released security updates for May that address a critical remote code execution vulnerability (CVE-2019-0708) in Remote Desktop Services. The Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) is not affected by this vulnerability. As the vulnerability may be exploited in worm-related attacks, users are advised to download appropriate patches and upgrade their systems as soon as possible.

Affected Versions

  • Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows XP

Note: Microsoft has ended support for Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP, but released patches for the two to fix the said vulnerability.

Unaffected Versions

  • Windows 8
  • Windows 10

Solution

Microsoft has fixed this vulnerability in its May’s security updates. Users are advised to upgrade as soon as possible.

Reference link:

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2019-0708

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