More critical Remote Desktop flaws expose Windows systems to hacking

Microsoft has recognized and patched a number of vulnerabilities within the Windows Remote Desktop Services (RDS) part — previously referred to as Terminal Services — which is broadly utilized in company environments to remotely handle Windows machines. Some of the vulnerabilities could be exploited with out authentication to obtain distant code execution and full system compromise, making them extremely harmful for enterprise networks if left unfixed.

All the flaws have been found internally by Microsoft throughout hardening of the RDS part, so no public exploits can be found right now. However, Microsoft researcher Justin Campbell said on Twitter that his workforce “successfully built a full exploit chain using some of these, so it’s likely someone else will as well.”

In a weblog publish, Simon Pope, director of incident response at Microsoft warned that two of the flaws, tracked as CVE-2019-1181 and CVE-2019-1182, are wormable. If malware makes its method inside a company community, it may exploit these flaws to propagate from pc to pc.

The two vulnerabilities have an effect on Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8.1,…

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