US cybersecurity agency issues super-rare emergency directive to patch Windows Server flaw ASAP

Robbie Harb reports:

Uncle Sam’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has taken the unusual step of issuing an emergency directive that gives US government agencies a four-day deadline to roll out a Windows Server patch.

The directive, issued on September 18, demanded that executive agencies to take “immediate and emergency action” to patch CVE-2020-1472, the CVSS-perfect-ten-rated flaw that Dutch security outfit Secura BV said allows attackers to instantly become domain admin by subverting Microsoft’s Netlogon cryptography.

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