The flaw was discovered to affect HP LaserJet printers, HP Color LaserJet printers and HP Digital Senders. According to HP, hackers could exploit the vulnerability remotely and get unauthorized access to files sent to printers via the web administration console.

The complete list of vulnerable devices includes the following:

– HP LaserJet 4345mfp
– HP Color LaserJet 4730mfp
– HP LaserJet 9040mfp
– HP LaserJet 9050mfp
– HP 9200C Digital Sender
– HP Color LaserJet 9500mfp
– HP LaserJet 2410
– HP LaserJet 2420
– HP LaserJet 2430
– HP LaserJet 4250
– HP LaserJet 4350
– HP LaserJet 9040
– HP LaserJet 9050.

It would be interesting to see just how many companies will take this threat into consideration and patch up. Usually, such flaws are overlooked by the security departments because the damage level that could possibly be inflicted upon the company is quite reduced.

Still, a flaw is a flaw and a quick patching up looks better than a long meeting with he topic “What wnet wrong?”