Microsoft has released a statement after the current world held cyber attacks on Windows computers and refers to the security patch that includes the gateway. An unknown group attacked primarily enterprise server and the public sector for several hours.
With the help of ransomware WannaCry, also known as WannaCrypt, Unknown interfere currently massive public life : In Germany, the German railway example is concerned ( we reported ) and displays on the display panels in the stations sometimes only a message of malicious software that the computer has been encrypted and you can freely buy it at a cost of 300 euros again.
Even if you do not know what put people behind the wave of attacks, at least we know already, what kind of ransomware Trojans attack expires. In addition, Microsoft has now publicly respond and TechNet blog published a notice to all concerned. The MSRC team writes, that it was very “painful” to watch with how companies, institutions and individuals are now affected by the vulnerability, and are captured by the cyber gangsters.
The team announced: “Microsoft has worked to ensure all day because we understood the attack and all possible measures to protect our customers have hit This blog now shows the steps that should take every individual and business in order to stay protected.. in addition, we take the extremely unusual step before providing a security update for all customers in order to protect the Windows platforms that are only in so-called custom support, including Windows XP, Windows 8 and Windows server 2003. customers with Windows 10 to work the way were not hit by the attack today.”
That means concretely that Microsoft has released a security against WannaCry emergency patch for all actually no longer officially supported systems. For these users there was finally in March not a security update that closed the used vulnerability – Microsoft has now made up. Links to the individual downloads are right at the end of the Technet contribution .
Specifically, these are:
- Windows Server 2003 SP2 x64
- Windows Server 2003 SP2 x86
- Windows XP SP2 x64
- Windows XP SP3 x86
- Windows XP Embedded SP3 x86
- Windows 8 x86
- Windows 8 x64
In addition, the MSRC team reminded that there was a patch with the March patch day for the other affected systems. One should therefore look again whether the update has been installed, or work in companies because the MS17-010 patch is distributed across the enterprise to protect all computers.
MS17-010 – Security Update for Microsoft Windows SMB server
This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. The most severe of these vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if an attacker sent a series of specially crafted messages to an affected Windows SMBv1 server.