Researchers at Check Point have discovered a vulnerability in the Windows DNS Server that has been in place for 17 years. If admins don’t update their systems quickly, attackers could take advantage of them.
Of vulnerability has to do with the Windows DNS Server; an important network component in systems. While Microsoft believes that there are currently no attacks targeted to exploit the vulnerability, it may be so in the future. As a precaution, system administrators are advised to update the available patch (offered by Microsoft) as soon as possible.
Vulnerabilities related to the DNS Server are rare. According to Check Point but also good, since the element can be found in every infrastructure of Microsoft. Since the vulnerability apparently has been around for years in the system, Check Point believes that it is not surprising to assume that other parties may have already received wind from it.
Microsoft takes vulnerability very seriously
Given the tech giant’s rating on the issue (a ten on the scale that goes to ten), it’s clear that it is urgent to patch the vulnerability.