Product Security Updates

CVE-2019-0708 Remote Desktop Protocol Vulnerability (Bluekeep)


On May 15th, 2019, Microsoft released a patch for a critical Remote Code Execution vulnerability in Remote Desktop Services (CVE-2019-0708). CVE-2019-0708 is a vulnerability, not a virus. This vulnerability can be exploited remotely without authentication on systems that use Remote Desktop Services as part of Windows XP and Windows 7. 



Cepheid is aware of this identified vulnerability and is currently monitoring related developments. Cepheid has not received any reports of these vulnerabilities affecting the clinical use of our products and is evaluating the potential impact of the vulnerability on its products.

Cepheid has not yet confirmed compatibility of its GeneXpert systems with patches that mitigate CVE-2019-0708. The compatibility testing process is underway, and we expect it to be completed within the next several weeks.

If you would like to be notified when compatibility testing is completed, please contact your local Cepheid Technical support team or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.