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Emergency Windows patch issued by Microsoft to fix PrintNightmare bug that allows hackers to take over computers

An out-of-band emergency Windows patch has been issued by Microsoft to fix a vital safety flaw. The bug enabled hackers to take management of a person’s personal computer remotely.

The bug often called PrintNightmare was revealed final week after safety researchers by accident revealed a proof-of-concept for the exploit. Now, the company has rolled out an emergency patch to fix this bug that it’s listed as ‘critical’ on its web site.



Microsoft is monitoring the PrintNightmare bug as CVE-2021-1675 and CVE-2021-34527 and it has launched a safety replace for all variations of its Windows working system to patch this vulnerability on July 6. The listing contains the Windows Server 2019, the Windows Server 2012 R2, the Windows Server 2008, Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and supported variations of Windows 10. In a slightly stunning transfer, Microsoft has additionally issued a patch for Windows 7 that reached the top of assist on January 14, 2020.

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However, the company is but to roll out the replace for the Windows 10 model 1607, the Windows Server 2016, and the Windows Server 2012. “CVE updated to announce that Microsoft is releasing an update for several versions of Windows to address this vulnerability. Updates are not yet available for Windows 10 version 1607, Windows Server 2016, or Windows Server 2012. Security updates for these versions of Windows will be released soon,” Microsoft said.

As far because the PrintNightmare bug is anxious, Microsoft explains that a distant code execution vulnerability exists when the Windows Print Spooler service improperly performs privileged file operations. “An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could run arbitrary code with SYSTEM privileges. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights,” the company added.

Microsoft additionally mentioned that all safety updates launched on and after July 6, 2021, comprise safety towards the PrintNightmare bug. The company is now advising customers to replace their PCs instantly.


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