Vulnerability in Microsoft SMBv3 protocol crashes Windows PCs

Security experts warn that it may be possible to exploit a vulnerability in a protocol widely used to connect Windows clients and servers to inject and execute malicious code on Windows computers.

Computers running fully patched Windows 10, 8.1, Server 2012, or 2016  that try to access an infected server will crash with a Blue Screen triggered in mrxsmb20.sys, according to a post by Günter Born on today’s Born’s Tech and Windows World blog.

The vulnerability takes advantage of a buffer overflow bug in Microsoft’s SMBv3 routines. SMBv3 is the latest version of the protocol used to connect Windows clients and servers for sharing files and printers.

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Source: Infoworld.com | Security

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