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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Vulnerability in Windows Print Spooler Components Could
Allow Remote Code Execution (2769369)
9 January 2013
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Microsoft Windows
Operating System: Windows Server 2008 R2
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2013-0011
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Microsoft Security Bulletin MS13-001 - Critical
Vulnerability in Windows Print Spooler Components Could Allow Remote Code
Published Date: January 8, 2013
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.
This security update is rated Critical for all supported editions of Windows 7
and Windows Server 2008 R2.
The security update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how the Windows
Print Spooler handles specially crafted print jobs.
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (Server Core
Windows Print Spooler Components Vulnerability - CVE-2013-0011
A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that Microsoft Windows
Print Spooler handles specially crafted print jobs. The vulnerability may
corrupt memory in such a way that an attacker could execute arbitrary code.
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