HP warns of printer software risks

A security flaw in software that ships with two of Hewlett-Packard Color LaserJet printers could open a door for cybersnoops, HP has warned.

The vulnerability lies in the Toolbox software that comes with HP's Color LaserJet 2500 and 4600 printers, the company said. The flaw could allow a remote, unauthorized malicious user to retrieve arbitrary files from a Windows computer when the software is running in the default configuration, HP said in a security alert published Sunday. HP warns of printer software risks | CNET News.com

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