Microsoft warns a serious vulnerability in Windows Remote Desktop Services could be exploited to launch a WannaCry-level attack against Internet-connected computers.
The pre-authentication vulnerability needs no human interaction to be exploited.
Microsoft's Simon Pope called the bug "wormable," which means any future malware targeting the flaw could spread between infected computers.
Microsoft has backported a just-released fix for the Windows 2003 and XP operating systems, which have lacked support for years.
Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2008 also are susceptible to the flaw.
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