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HP printers a security liability

by Nikola Strahija on April 6th, 2006 Hewlett Packard (HP) issued an advisory recently, stating that there is a security issue in HP Color LaserJet printers software.

Toolbox software that comes with HP's Color LaserJet 2500 and 4600 printers, suffers from a flaw which could allow a remote, unauthorized malicious user to retrieve arbitrary files from a Windows computer when the software is running in the default configuration, HP security alert warns.

The Toolbox is software that installs on a PC along with the drivers. It uses a simple Web browser interface for access to printer status information, troubleshooting tips and demos, and an alerts feature. Secunia rates the flaw less critical, explaining that it stems from an input validation error in the Web server.

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