Microsoft Update causing Print Spooler Problems – CVE-2019-1367

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Microsoft released an emergency update last week under CVE-2019-1367 which claimed to fix an Internet Explorer exploit. If you are now reading this post, I’m assuming that you have already noticed that having installed these set of updates, you now have print spooler problems?!

CVE-2019-1367 v1.0

As most businesses probably have, we urgently rushed out this update to all our client and server machines and then the day after is when we started to get users calling up the help desk with very strange printer problems.

It was not until the day after that, that Microsoft have come out and acknowledged that their CVE-2019-1367 update also had a bug in it – which broke the print spooler service on client machines!

So we now have to push out another Microsoft Update to fix the fix (not like we haven’t been here before!)

Microsoft Response

This official response from Microsoft to explain the bug in their update is:

To address a known printing issue customers might experience after installing the Security Updates or IE Cumulative updates that were released on September 23, 2019 for CVE-2019-1367, Microsoft is releasing new Security Updates, IE Cumulative Updates, and Monthly Rollup updates for all applicable installations of Internet Explorer 9, 10, or 11 on Microsoft Windows. Please see the Security Updates table for CVE-2019-1367 for the new updates. Note that these updates are available automatically via Windows Update, WSUS, or manually from the Microsoft Update Catalog. This release is separate from the October Update Tuesday release, which is scheduled for October 8, 2019.

KB Articles Affected

The full list of the Knowledge Bases (KB’s) that are affected by the bug are below:

Product PlatformArticleDownloadImpactSeveritySupersedence
Internet Explorer 10Windows Server 20124524154Monthly RollupRemote Code ExecutionModerate4516055
4524135IE Cumulative
Internet Explorer 11Windows 10 Version 1703 for 32-bit Systems4524151Security UpdateRemote Code ExecutionCritical4522011
Internet Explorer 11Windows 10 Version 1703 for x64-based Systems4524151Security UpdateRemote Code ExecutionCritical4522011
Internet Explorer 11Windows 10 Version 1803 for 32-bit Systems4524149Security UpdateRemote Code ExecutionCritical4522014
Internet Explorer 11Windows 10 Version 1803 for x64-based Systems4524149Security UpdateRemote Code ExecutionCritical4522014
Internet Explorer 11Windows 10 Version 1803 for ARM64-based Systems4524149Security UpdateRemote Code ExecutionCritical4522014
Internet Explorer 11Windows 10 Version 1809 for 32-bit Systems4524148Security UpdateRemote Code ExecutionCritical4522015
Internet Explorer 11Windows 10 Version 1809 for x64-based Systems4524148Security UpdateRemote Code ExecutionCritical4522015
Internet Explorer 11Windows 10 Version 1809 for ARM64-based Systems4524148Security UpdateRemote Code ExecutionCritical4522015
Internet Explorer 11Windows Server 20194524148Security UpdateRemote Code ExecutionModerate4522015
Internet Explorer 11Windows 10 Version 1709 for 32-bit Systems4524150Security UpdateRemote Code ExecutionCritical4522012
Internet Explorer 11Windows 10 Version 1709 for 64-based Systems4524150Security UpdateRemote Code ExecutionCritical4522012
Internet Explorer 11Windows 10 Version 1709 for ARM64-based Systems4524150Security UpdateRemote Code ExecutionCritical4522012
Internet Explorer 11Windows 10 Version 1903 for 32-bit Systems4524147Security UpdateRemote Code ExecutionCritical4522016
Internet Explorer 11Windows 10 Version 1903 for x64-based Systems4524147Security UpdateRemote Code ExecutionCritical4522016
Internet Explorer 11Windows 10 Version 1903 for ARM64-based Systems4524147Security UpdateRemote Code ExecutionCritical4522016
Internet Explorer 11Windows 10 for 32-bit Systems4524153Security UpdateRemote Code ExecutionCritical4522009
Internet Explorer 11Windows 10 for x64-based Systems4524153Security UpdateRemote Code ExecutionCritical4522009
Internet Explorer 11Windows 10 Version 1607 for 32-bit Systems4524152Security UpdateRemote Code ExecutionCritical4522010
Internet Explorer 11Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems4524152Security UpdateRemote Code ExecutionCritical4522010
Internet Explorer 11Windows Server 20164524152Security UpdateRemote Code ExecutionModerate4522010
Internet Explorer 11Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 14524157Monthly RollupRemote Code ExecutionCritical4516065
4524135IE Cumulative
Internet Explorer 11Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 14524157Monthly RollupRemote Code ExecutionCritical4516065
4524135IE Cumulative
Internet Explorer 11Windows 8.1 for 32-bit systems4524156Monthly RollupRemote Code ExecutionCritical4516067
4524135IE Cumulative
Internet Explorer 11Windows 8.1 for x64-based systems4524156Monthly RollupRemote Code ExecutionCritical4516067
4524135IE Cumulative
Internet Explorer 11Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 14524157Monthly RollupRemote Code ExecutionModerate4516065
4524135IE Cumulative
Internet Explorer 11Windows Server 20124524135IE CumulativeRemote Code ExecutionModerate4522007
Internet Explorer 11Windows Server 2012 R24524156Monthly RollupRemote Code ExecutionModerate4516067
4524135IE Cumulative
Internet Explorer 9Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 24524135IE CumulativeRemote Code ExecutionModerate4522007
Internet Explorer 9Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 24524135IE CumulativeRemote Code ExecutionModerate4522007

Deploying the Fix

As stated by Microsoft, they will push this out via WSUS and Windows Update so that client machines should get automatically resolved if you have their machines setup to take updates automatically.

Download Fixed KB’s

However, if you need a quick fix and need to get this update installed onto a server or client machine to get them working again, you can download the set of updates from the Microsoft Update Catalog using the links below:

How to Remove Problem Updates

If you need some guidance on what to do if you want to remove these or any other updates, be it on a single machine or mass corporation remove, take a look at this post as we have added some instructions towards the end of the post that you may find helpful.

We will continue to post about any bad Microsoft Updates that we come across.

Feedback

We would love to hear from you if you to are having any issues with these, or indeed any other, Microsoft Updates. Just leave us a message below in our comments section and we will pick them up shortly after you post.

About A.J. Armstrong

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