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Automatically Discover, Prioritize and Remediate Microsoft SMBv3 RCE Vulnerability (CVE-2020-0796) using Qualys VMDR

This month’s Patch Tuesday, Microsoft disclosed a critical “wormable” remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability in Microsoft Server Message Block 3.1.1 (SMBv3) protocol. The exploitation of this vulnerability opens systems up to a ‘wormable’ attack, which means it would be easy to move from victim to victim.

Qualys released a blog post earlier on how to identify SMBv3 vulnerability in your environment:
Microsoft Windows SMBv3 Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2020-0796)

Here we describe how to resolve it with Qualys VMDR®.

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Microsoft Windows SMBv3 Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2020-0796)

This month’s Patch Tuesday, Microsoft disclosed a remote code execution vulnerability in SMB 3.1.1 (v3) protocol. Even though initial release of the Patch Tuesday did not mention this vulnerability, details of the issue (CVE-2020-0796) were published accidentally on another security vendor’s blog. Microsoft published security advisory ADV200005  and technical guidance soon after the accidental disclosure of the vulnerability.

UPDATE March 12, 2020: Microsoft updated ADV200005 to include CVE-2020-0796 and released patches for affected Windows systems.

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