US govt orders federal agencies to patch dangerous Zerologon bug by Monday | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

US govt orders federal agencies to patch dangerous Zerologon bug by Monday

The Department of Homeland Security's cybersecurity division has ordered federal civilian agencies to install a security patch for Windows Servers, citing "unacceptable risk" posed by the vulnerability to federal networks.

The DHS order was issued via an emergency directive, a rarely-used legal mechanism through which US government officials can force federal agencies into taking various actions.

The target of the DHS's latest emergency directive is CVE-2020-1472, a vulnerability also known as Zerologon.

The vulnerability is considered extremely dangerous, as it allows threat actors that have a foothold on an internal network to hijack Windows Servers running as domain controllers and effectively take over the entire network.

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