Threat Encyclopedia

MS.Windows.Print.Spooler.AddPrinterDriver.Privilege.Escalation

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Privilege Escalation vulnerability exists in Microsoft Windows Print Spooler.
The vulnerability is due to insufficient sanitizing of user supplied inputs. A remote attacker may be able to exploit this to execute arbitrary code within the context of the application via a crafted request.

Affected Products

Windows Server 2012 R2 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2012 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
Windows RT 8.1
Windows 8.1 for x64-based systems
Windows 8.1 for 32-bit systems
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2016 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2016
Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 1607 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 10 for x64-based Systems
Windows 10 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 10 Version 20H2 for ARM64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 20H2 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 10 Version 20H2 for x64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 2004 for x64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 2004 for ARM64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 2004 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 10 Version 21H1 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 10 Version 21H1 for ARM64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 21H1 for x64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 1909 for ARM64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 1909 for x64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 1909 for 32-bit Systems
Windows Server 2019 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2019
Windows 10 Version 1809 for ARM64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 1809 for x64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 1809 for 32-bit Systems

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can gain control of vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Refer to the vendor's advisory for updates.
https://msrc.microsoft.com/update-guide/vulnerability/CVE-2021-34527

CVE References

CVE-2021-34527 CVE-2021-1675