Tag Archives: PrintNightmare

Windows: Status of printing issues (a.o. Dymo Labelwriter) before Feb. 2022 patchday

[German]What is the status regarding Windows and printing problems due to security updates? In 2021, PrintNightmare kept the administrators very busy because printing suddenly stopped working after the update. In the last few days and weeks, I have received a … Continue reading

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Fix for printing error in Windows 10 coming, more Windows printing issues (Nov. 2021)

[German]It looks like Microsoft is preparing a fix that should correct printer errors that occur on network printers due to PrintNightmare updates. At least that's what a new Windows 10 Insider Preview tells us. Furthermore, I came across a report … Continue reading

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Windows PrintNightmare printing issues: Server loses settings, Error while printing (Nov 11, 2021)

[German]The printing issues in Windows collected under the name PrintNightmare, caused by Windows updates, do not come to an end. Even after the November 2021 patchday (Nov. 9), Microsoft admits to printing issues. Further, an administrator has asked if other … Continue reading

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Windows PrintNightmare status Nov. 1, 2021 (KB5006674, KB5006670)

[German]It's November 1, 2021, and the question arises about the status of printing problems in Windows. After all, Microsoft has been patching the PrintNightmare vulnerability since summer, but keeps creating new problems. Even in early Nov. 2021, the printing problems … Continue reading

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Microsoft confirms Windows network printing issue after October 2021 updates

[German]Since the release of the October 12, 2021 security updates, administrators have been complaining about network printing issues. Administrative permissions are required for every print operation – I had reported. Now Microsoft has confirmed this issue, but released the whole … Continue reading

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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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