CVE-2021-34431

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CVE-2021-34431 is a vulnerability that affects the Windows Print Spooler service. This flaw can allow a local attacker to execute arbitrary code with system privileges on a vulnerable system, potentially leading to data theft, system damage, and other malicious activities. The vulnerability was first discovered by a security researcher in June 2021 and has been classified as a critical vulnerability by Microsoft. The vulnerability was initially addressed by Microsoft in its July 2021 Patch Tuesday release, which included a fix for the Print Spooler vulnerability. However, the initial patch was found to be incomplete, leaving some systems still susceptible to attack. In response, Microsoft released an emergency out-of-band update in early August 2021 to address the remaining vulnerabilities. Despite the availability of patches, the CVE-2021-34431 vulnerability has been actively exploited by threat actors since its discovery, with multiple incidents reported globally. These attacks highlight the importance of promptly applying security updates and patches to vulnerable systems to mitigate potential risks.
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CERT-EU
a year ago
Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM App Connect Enterprise