Windows “print nightmare” now fixed for all versions – install the update now


Microsoft has released a fix for the Print Spooler backend vulnerability in all supported versions of Windows.

The first patch update excluded Windows 10 version 1607 and Windows Servers 2012 and 2016, but now a patch has been released for them as well.

Instructions for installing the patch, depending on the version, can be found on the Microsoft Support website behind this link.

A critical vulnerability in the spooler service was named “PrintNightmare”. The Cyber ​​Security Center reported the vulnerability last week and instructed organizations to immediately disable Print Spooler.

A particularly embarrassing vulnerability was the fact that Microsoft initially listed two separate security holes under one CVE tag (CVE-2021-1675), but only one of them.

Security researchers thought both vulnerabilities had been patched, so code was released on GitHub that would allow attackers to take control of even updated Windows systems. Microsoft later reported the vulnerability CVE-2021-34527 to another vulnerability, and this vulnerability has now been patched.


Source: Tivi by www.tivi.fi.

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