CISA Urges Patch of Windows Remote Code Execution TCP/IP Flaw, DoS Risk

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Jessica Davis

The Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency urged all organizations to apply the patch for a remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability found in Microsoft Windows Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)/IP stack handing Internet Control Message Protocol version 6 (ICMPv6) Router Advertisement packets.

US Cyber Command took to Twitter to warn organizations to immediately apply the software update to avoid a system exploit, as vulnerable systems can be remotely exploited.

Microsoft released the patch along with 86 other security vulnerabilities this month, 11 of which were ranked critical. The CVE-2020-16898 bug was...

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