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ALERT: Windows Privileges Escalation - Vulnerability

Sources:

Satisnet SOC

Microsoft

Microsoft has published a critical security advisory. Windows operating system could become compromised due to a flaw in the print spooler component, this allows local authenticated attackers to gain elevated privileges to the system.


Microsoft Windows could allow a local authenticated attacker to gain elevated privileges on the system, caused by a flaw in the Print Spooler component. By executing a specially-crafted program, an authenticated attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code with higher privileges.

Consequences

  • Gain Privileges

Remedy

  • Use Microsoft Automatic Update to apply the appropriate patch for your system, or the Microsoft Security Update Guide to search for available patches. See references.

Affected Systems

  • MS Operating Systems Windows 7 and above


References

Microsoft Security TechCenter - July 2021

CVE-2021-34481