New Print Spooler Vulnerability Exposes Windows Users to Privilege Escalation Attacks

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New Print Spooler Vulnerability Exposes Windows Users to Privilege Escalation Attacks

After spending the past two months rolling out numerous Print Spooler patches, Redmond’s security response team revealed a new, unpatched flaw that exposes Windows users to privilege escalation attacks.

According to Microsoft’s advisory, CVE-2021-34481 is a brand-new vulnerability that might be used in conjunction with another flaw to perform code execution attacks. The only workaround, according to Microsoft, is for Windows users to terminate and disable the Print Spooler service.

The vulnerability has already been publicly disclosed, according to Microsoft, and the discovery has been credited to Dragos security researcher Jacob Baines.

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