Server Message Block Potential Exploit
VUIT Security Advisory: Potential Exploit of Server Message Block (SMB)
Vanderbilt IT would like to bring the following information to the technical community’s attention, especially those who use any version of Microsoft Windows, a Microsoft server or Samba.
US-CERT has issued an advisory in response to a public report of a potential Server Message Block (SMB) vulnerability. This service is universally available for Windows systems, and legacy versions of SMB protocols could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information from affected systems.
All administrators are advised to discontinue using SMBv1 and to disable client support on end-user systems.
VUIT has implemented protections at the perimeter firewall and will continue to monitor this situation closely.
For additional information, contact VUIT Incident Response at VUIT.Incident.Response@vanderbilt.edu.
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Last Modified: 2017-01-19