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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows Print Spooler Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows Print Spooler Subsystem GetPrinterData() Function Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017330
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1017330
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-6296   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  May 22 2008
Original Entry Date:  Dec 4 2006
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 2000 SP4 Polish version, possibly others
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Windows Print Spooler. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can send a specially crafted GetPrinterData request to cause the spooler subsystem to consume all available memory.

h07 discovered this vulnerability.

The original advisory and demonstration exploit is available at:

http://www.milw0rm.org/exploits/2879

Impact:   A remote user can cause the spooler subsystem to consume all available memory on the target system.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error

Message History:   None.


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