microsoft windows-server-2008 CVE-2022-41073 vulnerability in Microsoft Products
Published on November 9, 2022

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Windows Print Spooler Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability


Known Exploited Vulnerability

This Microsoft Windows Print Spooler Privilege Escalation Vulnerability is part of CISA's list of Known Exploited Vulnerabilities. Microsoft Windows Print Spooler contains an unspecified vulnerability which allows an attacker to gain SYSTEM-level privileges.

The following remediation steps are recommended / required by November 29, 2022: Apply updates per vendor instructions.

Vulnerability Analysis

CVE-2022-41073 can be exploited with local system access, and requires small amount of user privileges. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has an exploitability score of 1.8 out of four. The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to be very high.

What is a Memory Corruption Vulnerability?

The software writes data past the end, or before the beginning, of the intended buffer. Typically, this can result in corruption of data, a crash, or code execution. The software may modify an index or perform pointer arithmetic that references a memory location that is outside of the boundaries of the buffer. A subsequent write operation then produces undefined or unexpected results.

CVE-2022-41073 has been classified to as a Memory Corruption vulnerability or weakness.

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