Microsoft says that the KB5004945 patch for the PrintNightmare exploit, caused by a vulnerability with Windows Print Spooler, is working as intended. However, now some users are reporting that the security update is causing connection errors with their printer—most notably Zebra label printers. Microsoft says that the connection errors are due to changes in the overall update and are not a part of the PrintNightmare fix.
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“Our investigation has shown that the OOB security update is working as designed and is effective against the known printer spooling exploits and other public reports collectively being referred to as PrintNightmare,” Microsoft wrote in its blog update, “All reports we have investigated have relied on the changing of default registry setting related to Point and Print to an insecure configuration.”