Releases Out-of-Band Security Updates for Microsoft Server Message Block RCE Vulnerability (March 1

Ref# Microsoft | Date: Mar 17th 2020

Microsoft has released out-of-band security updates to address a remote code execution vulnerability (CVE-2020-0796) in Microsoft Server Message Block 3.1.1 (SMBv3). Server Message Block (SMB) is a protocol that allows client machines to access files on servers. It is recommended that you take the necessary precautions by ensuring your products are always updated:

  • CVE-2020-0796 | Windows SMBv3 Client/Server Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

  • ADV200005 | Microsoft Guidance for Disabling SMBv3 Compression:

Note: This vulnerability affects mainly Windows 10 systems.

The Guyana National CIRT recommends users and administration to review this update and apply where necessary.



  • Microsoft Releases Out-of-Band Security Updates for SMB RCE Vulnerability. (2020, March 12). Retrieved from Us-Cert: