Windows 11 users are unfortunately being hit with a nightmare bug that fans of Windows 10 will be all too familiar with. This year the notorious PrintNightmare bug caused persistent problems for Windows 10 users, with the vulnerability stopping new drivers or printers being added to a device. Not only that, but PrintNightmare could also lead to remote code execution attacks.
While Microsoft released multiple patches to address this, the latest warning from the Windows makers may sound all too familiar. As reported by Bleeping Computer, the Redmond-based tech giant is once again alerting users to printer vulnerabilities. This time around three new printer issues have been revealed, which are affecting both Windows 11 and Windows 10.
The latest printer problems mean Windows 11 users are running into issues when trying to install a new printer.
One of these bugs hit when a Windows 11 user tries to connect to printers through an HTTP connection.
Another happens when a Windows 11 user tries to install printers through Internet Printing Protocol.
A third issue means custom printing properties might not be correctly provided to print server clients.
It hasn’t been announced if the root cause is the same as the PrintNightmare problem that affected Windows 10 devices earlier this year.
As Windows users wait for a patch to address these issues, there is a workaround.
Microsoft said admins can still install printer drivers on a client through other means, like copying packaged drivers over.
The printer issues affect both client and server versions of the Windows OS. Here are all the affected versions…
Client: Windows 10, version 21H1; Windows 10, version 20H2; Windows 10, version 2004; Windows 10, version 1909; Windows 10, version 1809; Windows 10, version 1607; Windows 10 Enterprise 2015 LTSB; Windows 8.1; Windows 7 SP1; Windows 11, version 21H2
Server: Windows Server 2022; Windows Server, version 20H2; Windows Server, version 2004; Windows Server, version 1909; Windows Server, version 1809; Windows Server 2016; Windows Server 2012; Windows Server 2008 SP2
Windows 11 launched earlier this month on Tuesday October 5.
Since then a number of niggling problems with the OS have been confirmed by Microsoft.
This includes the Windows 11 Start Menu not opening, AMD CPUs suffering a performance loss of up to 15 percent and the Windows 11 File Explorer eating up way too much memory.