The presence of a printing server on a system is a must for any business or organization that needs reliable printing capabilities. However, not all systems are protected against this latest vulnerability. Printing server vulnerability is usually found when one particular printing application is improperly installed or configured. This can happen to Microsoft printing server, Adobe reader, and Apple iPrint.
The problem primarily involves a vulnerability in the Microsoft Windows Print Spooler service to enable attackers to remotely access an infected system. Anyone who can successfully exploit this particular server type’s latest vulnerability can potentially execute malicious code on the infected computer with full system access. Once this is done, the attacker can read, write, and copy data from the infected machine. As soon as the damage is done, the hacker may then try to use the information to harm the physical system user. The latest discovery of this vulnerability affects mostly Microsoft operating systems running on the Windows-based PC platform.
In most cases, this is exploited through the Remote Access tool installed on the victim’s system. The remote access tool can then exploit the Windows Print Spooler vulnerability by sending crafted remote codes to the vulnerable application. The embedded codes eventually cause the system to crash or have complete power shut down. Most often, the victim can restore system functionality through the System Restore feature.
This driver issue has long been suspected to be behind several Print Spooler stop errors. Still, until recently, it was believed to be an issue with the communication between the application and the printer. However, the new driver version resolves this communication issue and no longer reports Print Spooler stop errors when in compatibility mode. It is still possible that the communication may be broken due to driver incompatibility issues. Still, it is also possible that the device uses outdated drivers as they do not have the latest version. As such, one must use latest printer drivers to ensure proper printing performance.
You can connect windows printers to windows 10 machines since they were designed to use only this version. You can still connect other older versions can still be connected to older operating systems, but they cannot support the latest printing features available in the newer printers. To avoid this issue, printing requirements must be met that are not present with older printers that are using other versions.
In many cases, this print spooler service can stop once the computer restarts. To ensure the most stable connection, use the latest drivers and firmware. If you want to connect to remote procedure call applications, you should always connect through the internet and not through a local area network or WAN. The reasons are pretty obvious, and this is why most modern devices must always connect via the internet to properly operate on computers running Windows 10.