August 15, 2001

Mystery of crashing HP printers solved?

Author: JT Smith

The Register: "A DoS vulnerability with the installation and management software used on HP's line
of commercial print servers has been reported.

The potential flaw, which HP has not so far publically acknowledged, is interesting
not because it is particularly devasatating (it isn't) but because it may explain
problems our readers are having with printers of late.

According to a posting on security mailing list BugTraq, HP JetDirect devices
configured using the JetAdmin web interface fail to set a password for Telnet access
when the administrator password is chosen."


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