Intrusion Prevention

MS.Windows.Print.Spooler.Information.Disclosure

Description

This indicates an attack attempt against an information-disclosure vulnerability in the Windows Print Spooler.
The vulnerability is caused by an error when the vulnerable software handles a specially crafted packet. It allows a remote attacker to load an arbitrary DLL to the spooler.

Affected Products

Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2
Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3
Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 1
Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 2

Impact

System compromise

Recommended Actions

Apply the patch, available at the vendor's website:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS09-022.mspx

CVE References

CVE-2009-0230