Microsoft Patches “PrintNightmare” Print Spooler RCE Vulnerability

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Microsoft has released an out-of-band security update to fix a critical remote code execution vulnerability that exists in the Windows Print Spooler service dubbed “PrintNightmare”.

This vulnerability could be exploited by a remote attacker to take control of an affected system, and it is known to be exploited in the wild.

System administrators are urged to disable the Print Spooler service and install the latest Windows updates as soon as possible.

Users should also update Windows as soon as possible to avoid potential exploitation.

Important links:
Out-of-Band (OOB) Security Update available for CVE-2021-34527
Windows Print Spooler Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
Microsoft Warns of Critical “PrintNightmare” Flaw Being Exploited in the Wild
PrintNightmare Breakdown: Analysis and Remediation

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