Legacy systems are a significant issue for security professionals. These systems usually utilize outdated technologies, which means updating them can be difficult. These systems are easy prey in the eyes of attackers. While Microsoft no longer supports Windows XP, they did release an emergency fix for a legacy Windows zero-day vulnerability. The fix addressed the wormable Windows exploit, known as BlueKeep and tracked under CVE-2019-0708. For situations like this, Automox has provided the instruction on how to deploy an emergency patch to update Windows XP via Automox Worklet.
This manual process for deploying an emergency patch will decrease the time it takes to ensure your legacy machines are operating at lower risk to exploit.
Note: Automox cannot fully update Windows XP versions due to the lack of support for XP updates by Windows Update. Automox can manage software installation and patching, as well as configuration and security settings.
To run Automox on Windows XP, you must meet the following minimum requirements:
- Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 or higher
- Windows PowerShell 2.0 or higher
Windows XP Required Prerequisites
- Install .NET Framework 3.5 (or higher) - https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=21
- Install PowerShell 2.0 via Windows Management Framework (.NET required first) - https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=16818
- Install Automox (with legacy Installer) - https://console.automox.com/Automox_Legacy_Installer-latest.msi
Note: GetSystemDetail scan command WILL NOT work, so there are no hardware details and the compatibility check will always show “Not Compatible.”
- Download the appropriate Windows Edition patch from the MS Catalog. - https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB4500331
Automox Worklet: XP Patching
To deploy this endpoint hardening Worklet, view the original posting on the Automox Alive community.
Tips for Creating an Automox Worklet
Before deploying an Automox Worklet to the production environment, we suggest testing this on a few devices to confirm its accuracy. If you have any questions, please contact our support team for technical assistance at email@example.com.
For step-by-step instructions on creating the Worklet, see our user documentation: Create a Worklet.
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