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    HotHardware.com > Microsoft Pushes Rare Windows XP Patch For WannaCry-Style Wormable Exploit
    by Paul Lilly Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    For the few of you who are still clinging to Windows XP, there is a new security update available. That's right, Microsoft has issued a rare patch for the defunct operating system, along with a few other versions of Windows, to protect against a 'wormable' exploit that could spread from infected PC to infected PC in a similar manner as WannaCry.

    This is a remote code execution vulnerability (CVE-2019-0708) that is present in Remote Desktop Services (formerly known as Terminal Services). It affects older versions of Windows dating all the way back to Windows XP. Other affected versions include Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, and Windows 2008.

    Microsoft says this vulnerability is "pre-authentication and requires no user interaction." That is partly what makes it so dangerous. It can spread in worm-like fashion, just like the troublesome WannaCry malware did in 2017.

    "It is important that affected systems are patched as quickly as possible to prevent such a scenario from happening. In response, we are taking the unusual step of providing a security update for all customers to protect Windows platforms, including some out-of-support versions of Windows," Microsoft said.

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    Briefly, please explain "Remote Desktop Services." There are so many entries in Services that have no satisfactory explanation. And is the patch already in Patch Tuesday for Win7? Or do we need to download it from their site? What's the KB #?
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    error, dupe

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    It is available here:

    http://www.catalog.update.microsoft....m69fa6pflytn00

    Oops, that's for XP. Win 7 is here:

    https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en.../CVE-2019-0708



    Remote Desktop Service AKA Remote Desktop Connection:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remote_Desktop_Services
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    So the 2nd line here is the update?
    https://www.catalog.update.microsoft...oadDialog.aspx

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    Don't know, can't get to that page.

    Click on the second link in my last post above, scroll down the Security Updates, then select the correct update(s) for your version of Windows.

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    And is the patch already in Patch Tuesday for Win7?
    If you mean in the Monthly Rollup, then YES. You don't need to download it separately. You'd only need to download it if you are patching XP.

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