Malicious attackers could potentially take over a user’s computer or server due to several critical vulnerabilities in the Windows DNS client. These vulnerabilities affect millions of Windows users and Microsoft has urged anyone using Windows 8 through 10 or enterprises using Windows Server 2012 through 2016 to immediately patch their systems. The Cyberscoop article – Critical Windows DNS Vulnerability Gives Hackers the ‘Keys to the Kingdom’ – discusses these vulnerabilities that were discovered by Senior Security Associate Nick Freeman.

You can read about Nick’s technical research and findings in his blog post A Bug Has No Name: Multiple Heap Buffer Overflows in the Windows DNS Client.