Microsoft and NSA Issue Warnings for BlueKeep Vulnerability

Just weeks after patching a vulnerability, dubbed BlueKeep, in legacy versions of Windows operating systems, Microsoft issued a second warning urging users and administrators to update their systems as soon as possible. It was revealed that nearly one million unpatched devices are connected directly to the internet, making them easy to target. On June 4, the National Security Agency (NSA) issued a similar warning. The vulnerability, CVE-2019-0708, is a flaw within Remote Desktop Services and affects Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, and Windows XP. These warnings were issued in an effort to avoid a WannaCry-like incident, as the vulnerability could be modified to self-propagate. The NJCCIC recommends users and administrators update impacted Microsoft Windows systems as soon as possible.