Network Security, Vulnerability Management

HP “fire” bug patched on dozens of printers

HP has quietly delivered a fix for a vulnerability in some of its printers that could be leveraged to steal sensitive documents, gain control of corporate networks, or even set the affected devices on fire. "HP has built a firmware update to mitigate this issue and is communicating this proactively to customers and partners," according to a statement issued late last month. "No customer has reported unauthorized access...HP reiterates its recommendation to follow best practices for securing devices by placing printers behind a firewall and, where possible, disabling remote firmware upload on exposed printers." A list of affected printers are listed here.

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