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Schannel Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Attacks Windows Server


Schannel Remote Code Execution Vulnerability is the newest attack on Microsoft servers.  Microsoft released a patch for various Microsoft servers as well as patch notes on November 11, 2104.

This new vulnerability allows hackers remote code access by sending packets of data to various Windows servers.  Hackers structure data packets so they can attack Microsoft servers therefore allowing a hacker full remote access and the ability to execute code giving them full access to the servers.

This vulnerability is destructive as it affects the Schannel library on Windows servers which is responsible for encryption and authentication in Windows environments.

What versions of Windows server are affected by this bug?

  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8/8.1
  • Windows Server 2012/2012 R2
  • Windows RT/RT 8.1


How do you handle Schannel Remote Code Execution Vulnerability?

Any threat to a server is a big issue however Microsoft has stated that they are unaware of anyone actually exploiting this vulnerability.  You can obtain all details on the vulnerability from visiting Microsoft TechNet website.

As a leading Managed IT Services provider, you should update all of your systems running Windows.

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