Almost 1 million internet-connected devices remain vulnerable to the critical "BlueKeep" remote code execution bug that was recently found in Microsoft's Remote Desktop Services, despite security fixes that were issued as part of May's Patch Tuesday earlier this month.
Officially designated CVE-2019-0708, the BlueKeep vulnerability could potentially allow unauthenticated attackers to install programs, view or manipulate data, or create fully privileged new accounts by executing code via specially crafted requests, with no user interaction required.
Should an attacker exploit this flaw to deliver a malicious worm, the roughly 1 million vulnerable devices could be victimized in a massive outbreak rivaling other historic cyber incidents such as the 2017 WannaCry and NotPetya attacks, according to Robert Graham, owner of security research firm Errata Security.
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