Tag Archives: PrintNightmare

Windows October 2021 Updates: PrintNightmare Status and Network Printing Issues

[German]As of October 12, 2021, Microsoft has addressed new vulnerabilities in the environment of the security holes known as PrintNightmare via update. Therefore, a short look at the issue in question, which is still not off the table. In addition, … Continue reading

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Patchday Sept. 2021 Review: New PrintNightmare fix, new issues, new desaster?

[German]For months, a number of vulnerabilities in the Windows Print Spooler service, which are summarized under the term PrintNightmare, have existed in all Windows versions. Microsoft has been trying to close the vulnerabilities completely since July 2021 to no avail. … Continue reading

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Windows: PrintNightmare wrap-up and status (August 28, 2021)

[German]It's the end of August 2021, and vulnerabilities in the Windows Print Spooler service, collectively known as PrintNightmare, continue to cause problems for administrators. There were security updates for the August 2021 patchday, but they offer more problems than solutions. … Continue reading

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Microsoft shows a "slim foot" with PrintNightmare

[German]PrintNightmare is the name given to a series of vulnerabilities in the Windows Print Spooler service. Attackers can use these vulnerabilities to extend rights and possibly take over domain controllers. Microsoft reacts half-heartedly with patches and recommendations, which in practice … Continue reading

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Ransomware gang uses PrintNightmare to attack Windows servers

[German]It happened, there is the first case of a ransomware gang using the Windows PrintNightmare vulnerability to attack Windows servers. In July 2021, security vendor Crowdstrike was able to thwart a ransomware attack against a target in South Korea. During … Continue reading

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Windows PrintNightmare, next round with CVE-2021-36958

[German]Another small addendum from the August 2021 patchday regarding the PrintNightmare print spooler service vulnerability. Microsoft did release a patch that is supposed to fix the vulnerability. But I had already pointed out in my Patchday blog posts that this … Continue reading

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