A major vulnerability is patched by the latest patch, even Windows 7 is affected.
A few days ago, news of a hitherto unknown vulnerability in Windows that the cyber security company Sangfor shared with the world surfed the Internet. The vulnerability is hidden in an operating system called Print Spooler, which allows hackers to remotely run code that requires system-level privileges on a victim’s computer.
Microsoft quickly acknowledged the existence of a vulnerability called PrintNightmare, which was also reported to be found in all versions of Windows. The Redmondians had already indicated that they were working on a solution, and had recently come up with the necessary fixes.
A security update was released for the following versions of Windows: Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and different versions of Windows 10. The severity of the situation is shown by the fact that Microsoft has even come up with an update to Windows 7, which has not been supported since last year, but is used by millions.
It is promised that the patch will soon run on Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2016, and Windows 10 1607. An investigation by the Redmonds found that the vulnerability, which also allows programs to be installed and data stored on a computer to be modified, is being actively exploited by hackers, which is a particularly compelling argument in favor of the update.
Source: PC World Online Hírek by pcworld.hu.
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