TODAY  21 October 2021   TIME   18:31:22


Microsoft has presented new patches for Windows XP and has warned about destructive attacks

June «Tuesday of updatings» has brought patches not only for supported operating systems of family Windows, but also for such "out-of-date" products, as Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.

Experts of company Microsoft have published in an official blog at once two messages in which have warned the companies and simple users about potential activity «the governmental hackers» who can initiate «destructive cyberattacks».

The event is direct continuation of epidemic WannaCry from which last month have suffered hundred thousand organisations and private persons worldwide. Considering criticality of a situation, in May, 2017 engineers Microsoft have presented emergency patches for not supported OS: Windows XP, Windows 8 and Windows Server 2003. Then the company has closed vulnerability which exploits ETERNALBLUE and DOUBLEPULSAR with which help extended WannaCry used.

However, many experts of information security, warned that Microsoft has eliminated not all problems. So, without corrections became vulnerability which maintain tools ESTEEMAUDIT (RDP), ENGLISHMANSDENTIST (Outlook) and EXPLODINGCAN (IIS 6.0). Experts of the company enSilo even have written own version of a patch for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, being afraid of repetition of incident with WannaCry.

I will remind that the tools set forth above have been stolen at a NSA in 2016. The group of the hackers naming The Shadow Brokers, long time tried to sell "cyberweapon" which has fallen into in their hands and when to find the buyer it was not possible, in April, 2017 the grouping has published the stolen data absolutely free of charge, in open access.

Now, as a part of June «Tuesday of updatings» company Microsoft has officially eliminated vulnerability which maintain ESTEEMAUDIT, ENGLISHMANSDENTIST and EXPLODINGCAN.

Patches for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 are already accessible, links can be found more low. 

  CVE   KB the identifier
  All CVE from MS17-013   KB4012583
  CVE-2017-0176 [ESTEEMAUDIT]   KB4022747
  CVE-2017-0222   KB4018271
  CVE-2017-0267 to 0280   KB4018466
  CVE-2017-7269 [EXPLODINGCAN]   KB3197835
  CVE-2017-8461   KB4024323
  CVE-2017-8487 [ENGLISHMANSDENTIST]   KB4025218
  CVE-2017-8543   KB4024402
  CVE-2017-8552   KB4019204



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Despite that Windows XP is not supported for a long time, the company continues to let out patches, for what I speak to developers of thanks!

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