Microsoft has started issuing emergency updates for Windows after researchers found a serious flaw in the operating system. The flaw known as PrintNightmare, affects the Windows Print Spooler Service allowing attackers to be able to remotely execute code with system-level privileges.
The Windows Print Spooler service allows multiple users to access a printer and is always on by default. For instance, hackers can exploit this security flaw by being able to use remote code execution that would allow to install programs, modify data, and create new accounts with full admin rights. To fix the flaw, Microsoft has emergency updates for several versions of windows including, Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10. Microsoft has even issued an update for Windows 7, which is no longer supported as of 2020. Microsoft strongly recommends that you install these updates immediately. The updates released on and after July 6, 2021 have the fix for CVE-2021-1675. However, the update is causing issues with connecting to printers for some. As a result, many people have reported the problem, Microsoft is aware and should be releasing a follow up update shortly.
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Now you might be wondering if your computer is affected. The truth is if you have not installed the updates, your computer could be at risk. It can be a great hassle to update your computer to these latest updates. The hassle is even greater if there are many computers that need updating. Even after the update, there could be printing issues due to the update. Here at EZETech, we offer different services that would take the hassle out of maintaining updates and security of your systems. We can automate your updates and bring these computers up to latest patches all at once with our Managed IT services.
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