back to article Patch on way 'this week' for HP printer vulns

Sysadmins have been advised to watch for a coming HP printer firmware update that will plug a remote code execution vulnerability (among others) in its MFP-586 and the M553 printers. News of the threat emerged from a Foxglove Security deep-dive into printer security that saw the researchers warn HP of problems in August. The …

  1. Naselus

    I'm not too worried

    Since my new HP Envy won't even let authorized users print to it remotely, I rather doubt anyone can execute anything malicious on it.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    The Wolf!

    Some co-incidence here with HP running 'The Wolf' with Christian Slater on how secure their printers are.... oops!

  3. Anonymous South African Coward Silver badge

    The only secure printer is one that connects via an oldstyle LPT (Centronics) cable... or nothing at all (glorious typewriter). :)

    Wonder what vuls exists on other printers (Kyocera, Fujitsuu, Minolta etc).

    I dislike it immensely giving a printer Internet access - what does it need from the 'net anyway?

    And talking of which, how secure is this HP internet printing doohicky?

    1. Captain Scarlet Silver badge
      Trollface

      The floppotron says different

      Also the last time I went near our dot matrix it tried to eat my hand

    2. Christian Berger Silver badge

      Well those, at least, can only do a moderate amount of damage. USB-printers are, in principle, much worse, as they can pose as keyboard and disk and therefore taking complete control over your PC.

  4. adam payne Silver badge

    I assume there's no patch for my Laserjet 4.

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