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[U]Tech shares guidance on security updates released by Microsoft

Microsoft has released security updates to prevent a vulnerability to computer worms in some older operating systems, both server and desktop versions.

Microsoft recently announced the “discovery of a ‘wormable’ flaw (a vulnerability that is pre-authentication and requires no user interaction) that the company says could be used to fuel a fast-moving malware threat like the WannaCry ransomware attacks of 2017,” according to an article on the Krebs on Security website.

Given the likelihood that malicious actors will try to exploit this threat, it is recommended that anyone in the Case Western Reserve University community with local administrator privileges running Windows operating systems prior to the Windows 10/Server 2018 generation (e.g. Windows 2003, XP or 7) should download and install a patch.

Review Microsoft’s customer guidance for CVE-2019-0708.

Read more about the threat.

University Technology’s ([U]Tech) Information Security Office can be reached at For 24/7 assistance with any technology product or service at Case Western Reserve University, contact the [U]Tech Service Desk at or 216.368.HELP (4357) or visit