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Notice on Microsoft Windows Print Spooler Vulnerability

July 8, 2021
Date of current status: July 8, 2021
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Ricoh is aware of the security vulnerability, commonly called “Print Nightmare,” registered as CVE-2021-34527 and published by Microsoft (link) on July 1, 2021.

The vulnerability allows remote code execution by a standard Microsoft Active Domain user by exploiting vulnerabilities in the print spooler process used by all Microsoft operating systems. Ricoh print drivers are not directly affected by this vulnerability, however, because print drivers for Microsoft Windows operating systems make use of the printer spooler process, any potential mitigation might affect the ability to print or otherwise properly use print drivers.

The security and integrity of our customer's data and devices is of the utmost importance to Ricoh. In the light of Microsoft releasing security updates as of July 6, we advise our customers to refer to the Microsoft advisory page.

Please note that a closely related vulnerability (registered under CVE-2021-1675) has been patched by Microsoft recently (link).

Updates will be provided as more information becomes available.


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Ricoh is empowering digital workplaces using innovative technologies and services that enable individuals to work smarter from anywhere.

With cultivated knowledge and organizational capabilities nurtured over its 85-years history, Ricoh is a leading provider of digital services and information management, and print and imaging solutions designed to support digital transformation and optimize business performance.

Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group has major operations throughout the world and its products and services now reach customers in approximately 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ended March 2021, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 1,682 billion yen (approx. 15.1 billion USD).

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