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Microsoft Reminds Organizations of Upcoming Phase in Patching Zerologon Vulnerability

January 15, 2021

Tracked as CVE-2020-1472 and addressed on August 2020 Patch Tuesday, the critical vulnerability was identified in the Microsoft Windows Netlogon Remote Protocol (MS-NRPC) and can be abused to compromise Active Directory domain controllers and gain admin access.

Exploitable by unauthenticated attackers able to run a specially crafted application on a device on the network, the vulnerability came into the spotlight in September, after the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) told federal agencies to immediately apply patches for it.

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