MS10-061: Vulnerability in Print Spooler Service Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2347290) (EMERALDTHREAD)
High Nessus Plugin ID 49219
SynopsisArbitrary code can be executed on the remote host due to a flaw in the Spooler service.
DescriptionThe version of the Print Spooler service on the remote Windows host is affected by a service impersonation vulnerability that allows an unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a Windows XP system to escalate privileges on all other supported Windows systems.
EMERALDTHREAD is one of multiple Equation Group vulnerabilities and exploits disclosed on 2017/04/14 by a group known as the Shadow Brokers.
SolutionMicrosoft has released a set of patches for Windows XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, and 2008 R2.