[ISN] SNMP exploit causes printers to jam

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Date: Fri Feb 22 2002 - 00:53:01 PST

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    By John Leyden
    Posted: 21/02/2002 at 17:05 GMT
    A denial of service vulnerability has been reported in some versions
    of the firmware for Hewlett-Packard JetDirect printers.
    According to a vulnerability note on the BugTraq security mailing
    list, HP printers are far more vulnerable to SNMP vulnerabilities than
    was at first believed when general problems with the protocol surfaced
    earlier this month.
    If even a single malformed SNMP packet is received by the printer
    running the latest versions of HP's firmware it will crash, early
    tests suggest. A restart may be required in order to regain normal
    HP has yet to issue a response on the issue.
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