On April 12th, 2016, a crucial security bug in Windows and Samba will be disclosed. This flaw is called Badlock. Little is known about the Badlock flaw other than it’s a “crucial security bug” in Windows and Samba, and it was hinted on Twitter that it can give an attacker administrative-level privileges on a local network.
Engineers at Microsoft and the Samba Team are working together to get this problem fixed. Patches will be released on April 12th.
Admins and all of you responsible for Windows or Samba server infrastructure: Mark the date. (Again: It’s April 12th, 2016.)
Please get yourself ready to patch all systems on this day. We are pretty sure that there will be exploits soon after we publish all relevant information.
If you are a managed services TMD client you have nothing to do as we will address this as soon as we have better insight to its impact. If not, you should address this issue or reach out to us (562) 404-9251 to schedule assistance before April 12th.