Description: 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
Comments: Here are the specifics on the vulnerabilities covered by this update:
- Integer Overflow in IPP Service Vulnerability – CVE-2008-1446