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ITsVISTA KB-Link: KB953155

Vulnerability in Windows Internet Printing Service Could Allow Remote Code Execution

UpdatesDescription: This update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in the Windows Internet Printing Service that could allow remote code execution in the context of the current user. If a user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights. The security update addresses this vulnerability by changing the way that memory is allocated within the Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) service.

Update type: Important

Release date: October 14, 2008

Applies to: All

Knowledge base: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/953155

Download link: 32-bit | 64-bit

Comments: Here are the specifics on the vulnerabilities covered by this update:

  • Integer Overflow in IPP Service Vulnerability – CVE-2008-1446
There is a download that resolves this issue.

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB953155.

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