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Brother Printers Open To Denial-Of-Service Attacks

Threatpost reported this week that some networked consumer and business printers manufactured by Brother contain an unpatched vulnerability that remote attackers can use to cause a denial-of-service condition on the device.

Researchers at Trustwave's SpiderLabs disclosed the vulnerability this week after what Threatpost described as "numerous fruitless attempts" by Trustwave to contact Brother about the problem.

The vulnerability affects all Brother printers with the Debut embedded webserver, according to Trustwave, and can be exploited with a single malformed request to the printer. Trustwave said there are nearly 15,000 affected devices online.




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