Saturday, December 1, 2012

Samsung printers provides backdoor for attackers

Admin account in Samsung printers allows an attacker to take full control of the devices. The account seems to be a hard-coded community string with full SNMP read and write access. This account remains active, even when SNMP is disabled in the printer's administration interface. "As a general good security practice, only allow connections from trusted hosts and networks. Restricting access would prevent an attacker from accessing an SNMP interface using the affected credentials from a blocked network location," US-CERT advises. Besides Samsung-branded printers, some devices that the company produced for Dell also seem to be affected. However, the flaw seems to only affect models produced before 31 October 2012.


Sweet Fairy said...

Nice post. Can i print plastic business cards by any laser printer?

Ali Atif said...

This is so nice. Can i print p
plastic business cards
by any laser printer?