Print Spooler Panic: CISA Flags High-Risk CVE-2022-38028 Threat Looming Over Windows Users

Breaking News: CISA’s latest guest to the “Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog” bash is CVE-2022-38028. This Windows Print Spooler crasher loves escalating privileges uninvited. Party’s over, folks—it’s patching time! 🖨️🚨 #CybersecurityChaCha

Hot Take:

Well, well, well, if it isn’t our old frenemy, the Print Spooler, back to splatter its inky malice across the Windows landscape. CISA’s latest addition to the “You’re in Trouble” catalog is basically like putting up a “Beware of Dog” sign, except the dog is a code-flaw that lets hackers do the digital equivalent of eating all your homework. And by homework, I mean sensitive government documents. Good times!

Key Points:

  • CISA plays cybersecurity whack-a-mole, adds CVE-2022-38028, a new Windows Print Spooler Privilege Escalation Vulnerability, to the naughty list.
  • The Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog is like a most-wanted list for cyber flaws, and it’s growing faster than my collection of rejected password attempts.
  • Binding Operational Directive 22-01 isn’t just a mouthful, it’s a mandate for federal agencies to patch up their cyber boo-boos or face the digital music.
  • Even though BOD 22-01 sounds like a Star Wars droid, it only applies to Federal Civilian Executive Branch agencies, but CISA is like a concerned parent urging everyone to clean their rooms… I mean, systems.
  • Not on the FCEB A-list? Doesn’t matter. CISA still wants you to party like it’s 1999 and patch those vulnerabilities like it’s Y2K all over again.
Title: Windows Print Spooler Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability
Cve id: CVE-2022-38028
Cve state: PUBLISHED
Cve assigner short name: microsoft
Cve date updated: 12/20/2023
Cve description: Windows Print Spooler Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

Title: Windows Print Spooler Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability
Cve id: CVE-2022-38028
Cve state: PUBLISHED
Cve assigner short name: microsoft
Cve date updated: 12/20/2023
Cve description: Windows Print Spooler Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

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Print Spooler Strikes Back

Just when you thought it was safe to print your TPS reports, the notorious Print Spooler rears its ugly head. With the panache of a cat burglar, CVE-2022-38028 sneaks into the Windows Print Spooler to escalate privileges like a hacker in a virtual elevator going straight to the penthouse suite of System Controls.

The Catalog of Digital Doom

Imagine a shopping list, but instead of milk and eggs, it's full of vulnerabilities that could curdle your cybersecurity. The Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog is that list, and it's curated by CISA like a mixtape of all the greatest hits that hackers love. Each addition to the catalog is like a siren song that beckons security teams to patch things up before they hit the top of the charts in the worst way possible.

Directive, Not Suggestion

Binding Operational Directive 22-01 is the government's way of saying, "Fix it, or else!" to its agencies. It's like when your boss 'suggests' you might want to work this weekend. You know it's not optional. This directive makes the Catalog vulnerabilities the VIPs of the remediation party and puts a clock on fixing them before the glass slipper of security turns into a pumpkin full of exploits.

Everybody Gets to Play

Even though BOD 22-01 is technically for the cool kids in the FCEB, CISA is spreading the love. They're like the Oprah of cybersecurity, telling everyone, "You get a patch! And you get a patch!" CISA's message is clear: Don't wait until you're crying over spilled data; get ahead of the game and start patching like it's a race against the hacker horde.

The Patchwork Quilt of Security

So there you have it, folks. In the never-ending saga of cybersecurity, it's patch or be patched. CISA will keep adding to their Catalog of Cyber Woes, and it's up to everyone, from massive federal agencies to Bob's Discount Furniture Warehouse, to keep their digital doors locked tight. Remember, an ounce of patching is worth a pound of hacked data recovery bills!

Tags: BOD 22-01, CVE-2022-38028, FCEB agencies, Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog, Privilege Escalation Vulnerability, vulnerability management, Windows Print Spooler