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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2006.0253 -- [Win]
HP Color LaserJet 2500 and 4600 Toolbox Running on Microsoft Windows Remote
Unauthorized Disclosure of Information
5 April 2006
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: HP Color LaserJet 2500 Toolbox
HP Color LaserJet 4600 Toolbox
Operating System: Windows
Impact: Read-only Data Access
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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN
Document ID: c00634759
HPSBPI2109 SSRT061141 rev.1 - HP Color LaserJet 2500 and 4600
Toolbox Running on Microsoft Windows Remote Unauthorized
Disclosure of Information
NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted
upon as soon as possible.
Release Date: 2006-04-02
Last Updated: 2006-04-02
Potential Security Impact: Remote unauthorized disclosure of
Source: Hewlett-Packard Company,
HP Software Security Response Team
A potential security vulnerability has been identified in the
HP Color LaserJet 2500 and 4600 Toolbox, which may allow an
unauthorized remote attacker to read arbitrary files.
SUPPORTED SOFTWARE VERSIONS*: ONLY impacted versions are listed.
HP Color LaserJet 2500 Toolbox on Microsoft Windows
HP Color LaserJet 4600 Toolbox on Microsoft Windows
The Hewlett-Packard Company thanks Richard Horsman of Sec-1.com
for reporting this vulnerability to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This potential security vulnerability allows a remote unauthorized
malicious user to retrieve arbitrary files from a Microsoft
Windows computer when the HP Color LaserJet 2500 and 4600 Toolbox
is in the default configuration.
HP has made the "HP Color LaserJet 2500/4600 Software Update"
version 3.1 available to resolve the issue.
The software update can be downloaded as follows:
For the HP Color LaserJet 2500
1. Browse to
2. Select ">>Download Drivers and Software"
3. Under "Select your product" choose the printer model.
4. Under "Select operating system" choose the operating system.
5. Download the "HP Color LaserJet 2500/4600 Software Update"
6. Follow the download instructions presented on the "HP Color
LaserJet 2500/4600 Software Update" download page to run
For the HP Color LaserJet 4600
1. Browse to
2. Under "Select your product" choose the printer model.
3. Under "Select operating system" choose the operating system.
4. Download the "HP Color LaserJet 2500/4600 Software Update"
5. Follow the download instructions presented on the "HP Color
LaserJet 2500/4600 Software Update" download page to run
After the update has been installed the following file:
will have the following File Size and Date Modified:
File Size: 147,162 bytes
Date Modified: 3/29/2006, 3:29PM
Version: 1 (rev.1) 2 April 2006 Initial release
Support: For further information, contact normal HP Services
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Bulletin number in the title:
GN = HP General SW,
MA = HP Management Agents,
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System management and security procedures must be reviewed
frequently to maintain system integrity. HP is continually
reviewing and enhancing the security features of software products
to provide customers with current secure solutions.
"HP is broadly distributing this Security Bulletin in order to
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(c)Copyright 2006 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
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