A remote code execution vulnerability codenamed “SigRed” exists in Windows Domain Name System servers when they fail to properly handle requests. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could run arbitrary code in the context of the Local System Account. Windows servers that are configured as DNS servers are at risk from this vulnerability.
To exploit the vulnerability, an unauthenticated attacker could send malicious requests to a Windows DNS server.
The update addresses the vulnerability by modifying how Windows DNS servers handle requests.
Wormable vulnerabilities have the potential to spread via malware between vulnerable computers without user interaction. Windows DNS Server is a core networking component. While this vulnerability is not currently known to be used in active attacks, it is essential that customers apply Windows updates to address this vulnerability as soon as possible.