The following appears on tripewire.com
By GRAHAM CLULEY – You visit a company on business, and want to print something out. You visit another department in your office and need a hard copy of a document in your email. You’re a guest at someone’s home and want to print off directions to the airport.
What do you?
Simple. You get Windows to quickly search for and add a printer hosted on the network, and off you go…
But first, Windows needs to install a driver for that printer.
And that’s where a serious problem rears its ugly head, according to security researchers at Vectra Networks who discovered a vulnerability that has been present in Microsoft Windows for over 20 years: