Microsoft's PrintNightmare flaw is a serious internal issue that could lead to massive user data leaks. Because of this, the company decided to release an emergency update to solve the issue.
However, the patches that were meant to solve the so-called PrintNigthmare bug also became bugs themselves. Microsoft recently explained that the PrintNightmare flaw is a major security risk for enterprises since print spoolers are still used on Windows devices.
It added that the PrintNightmare bug is being tracked as CVE-2021-1675 and CVE-2021-34527. One of them is a remote code execution flaw, and the other is a local privilege escalation flaw.
Another issue caused by the Microsoft PrintNightmare bug is that it already released an exploit code in the public domain before the company even released its fixes.
The tech giant firm that hackers and other online attackers can use the bug to manipulate that the code in the Windows device with system privileges.
Microsoft's Patches For PrintNightmare are Now Bugs?
According to ZDNet's latest report, since hackers can use Microsoft's PrintNightmare flaw to view, delete, and change user data, the giant tech firm was forced to release some Microsoft patches to solve the issue.
However, some consumers are now complaining that the released updates are affecting their Microsoft printers. Because of this, Microsoft is already providing the public a warning.
"After installing this update, you might have issues printing to certain printers. Most affected printers are receipt or label printers that connect via USB. Note This issue is not related to CVE-2021-34527 or CVE-2021-1675," said that giant tech firm.
On the other hand, Microsoft explained that users need to use the so-called KIR to solve the current issue in its new updates (Known Issue Rollback).
"Please note that it might take up to 24 hours for the resolution to propagate automatically to consumer devices and non-managed business devices," added the company.
Microsoft Says Patches are Still Essential
Forbes reported that even though the new Microsoft emergency patches are flawed, the tech firm still advised the users to install the updates since it can prevent hackers using the latest PrintNightmare bug.
If you haven't installed the new fixes yet, all you need to do is follow these steps:
- Windows Settings > Updates & Security > Windows Update
- Click the "Check for updates" option
- Watch that a new July patch starts installing
- Restart your computer afterward
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Written by: Griffin Davis