Microsoft Issues Workaround For Serious SharePoint VulnerabilityWhile not a complete patch, the software maker has issued guidance detailing how to mitigate a serious vulnerability that places corporate data at-risk to snooping and theft.
Because SharePoint servers are used for internal corporate collaboration, they make an ideal target for anyone trying to gain entry to sensitive information.
Today, Microsoft provided a short-term work-around that requires running a number of commands from the command prompt to shut down access to the at-risk part of the system. More detail on the work-around is available here.
On the company's Security, Research and Defense blog, they described the most likely way the vulnerability would be attacked:
Best advice: apply the workaround, and hope that Microsoft is able to provide a patch for this issue by within month's scheduled patch update, May 11.
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