Windows Print Spooler Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability
Published 2022-02-09 17:15:10
Updated 2023-06-29 05:15:12
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Vulnerability category: Gain privilege

CVE-2022-21999 is in the CISA Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog

CISA vulnerability name:
Microsoft Windows Print Spooler Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
CISA required action:
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CISA description:
Microsoft Windows Print Spooler contains an unspecified vulnerability which can allow for privilege escalation.
Added on 2022-03-25 Action due date 2022-04-15

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2022-21999

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days: 0.10%

Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less: ~ 41 % EPSS Score History EPSS FAQ

Metasploit modules for CVE-2022-21999

  • CVE-2022-21999 SpoolFool Privesc
    Disclosure Date: 2022-02-08
    First seen: 2022-12-23
    exploit/windows/local/cve_2022_21999_spoolfool_privesc
    The Windows Print Spooler has a privilege escalation vulnerability that can be leveraged to achieve code execution as SYSTEM. The `SpoolDirectory`, a configuration setting that holds the path that a printer's spooled jobs are sent to, is writable for all use

CVSS scores for CVE-2022-21999

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Source
4.6
MEDIUM AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
3.9
6.4
nvd@nist.gov
7.8
HIGH CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
1.8
5.9
secure@microsoft.com

CWE ids for CVE-2022-21999

  • The product does not properly assign, modify, track, or check privileges for an actor, creating an unintended sphere of control for that actor.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2022-21999

Products affected by CVE-2022-21999

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