MS13-001 - Vulnerability in Windows Print Spooler Components Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2769369)

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Details
Vulnerability name/brief description MS13-001 - Vulnerability in Windows Print Spooler Components Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2769369)
CVE/CAN name
Vendor threat level Critical
SophosLabs threat level Medium
Solution MS13-001
Vendor description This security update resolves one privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a print server received a specially crafted print job. Firewall best practices and standard default firewall configurations can help protect networks from attacks that originate outside the enterprise perimeter. Best practices recommend that systems connected directly to the Internet have a minimal number of ports exposed.
SophosLabs comments Users can mitigate this vulnerability by disabling the print spooler. This will disable printing, however.
SophosLabs testing result No SophosLabs testing result found
Currently known exploits No currently known exploits found
First sample seen No samples found
Discovery date 08 Jan 2013
Affected software Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems No Service Pack and Service Pack 1
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems No Service Pack and Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems No Service Pack and Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems No Service Pack and Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems No Service Pack and Service Pack 1 (Server Core installation)

References
Credits
  • MAPP
Revisions
  • January 8, 2013 - Initial analysis written

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  • LOW RISK - There is little chance of this vulnerability being actively exploited by malware.
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Affected Software:

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