AlertsMultiple Printer Drivers Security Advisory

Number: AV21-355
Date: 22 July 2021

On 20 July 2021 security researchers published information detailing a high severity vulnerability affecting the print drivers for several hundred printer models from the following manufacturers:

  • Hewlett Packard – multiple models
  • Samsung – multiple models
  • Xerox:
    • B205/B210/B215
    • Phaser 3020/3052/3260/3320
    • WorkCentre 3025/3215/3225/3315/3325

Exploitation of this vulnerability could allow an unprivileged user to gain SYSTEM privileges and run code in kernel mode.

The Cyber Centre encourages users and administrators to review the provided web links and apply the necessary updates.

HP and Samsung Knowledge Base
https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/ish_3900395-3833905-16

Xerox Bulletin
https://securitydocs.business.xerox.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/cert_Security_Mini_Bulletin_XRX21K_for_B2XX_PH30xx_3260_3320_WC3025_32xx_33xx.pdf

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