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Printers are affected by vulnerability scan

Outonalimb
Outonalimb W/ Member Posts: 6 Security Scout

We have a couple of printers that are affected by the WithSecure vulnerability scan in that they print out 50 sheets of 'code' and other random text items whilst being scanned.

Is there a feature on the printer we can turn off so this doesn't happen? We have 50 printers throughout the business and only a couple are affected.

For reference, the printer is a Kyocera TaskAlfa 3051.

Thank you.

Answers

  • Sethu Laks
    Sethu Laks W/ Partner, W/ Staff, W/ Moderator Posts: 197 Moderator
    edited June 2023

    Hi @Outonalimb

    Thank you for reaching out WithSecure Community page,

    System Scan may cause your printer to print strange things if the LPD port (tcp/515) is open. You can exclude that port during scanning or disable the LPD service if necessary.

    Please feel free to reach us if the issue still remains.

    Thanks

    Sethu