Microsoft Windows Print Spooler Service CVE-2013-1339 Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

2013-06-11T00:00:00
ID SMNTC-60407
Type symantec
Reporter Symantec Security Response
Modified 2013-06-11T00:00:00

Description

Description

Microsoft Windows is prone to a local privilege-escalation vulnerability that affects the Print Spooler Service. A local attacker can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code with SYSTEM-level privileges. Successful exploits will completely compromise affected computers.

Technologies Affected

  • Microsoft Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 7 for x64-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 7 for x64-based Systems SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 8 for 32-bit Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 8 for 64-bit Systems
  • Microsoft Windows RT
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Business 64-bit edition
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Business 64-bit edition SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Business 64-bit edition SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Vista SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Vista SP2

Recommendations

Permit local access for trusted individuals only. Where possible, use restricted environments and restricted shells.
To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker requires local access to an affected computer. Grant local access for trusted and accountable users only.

Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.