Why is a network printer a security hole?

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Subject: Why is a network printer a security hole?
Posted by:  Spin (Sp…@spin.com)
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2008

Gurus,

Our network security guy scanned our network with a vulnerability scanner
and stated that our HP Plotter has security vulnerabilities, namely, SNMP
and anonymous FTP were enabled.  Can someone give me a good reason why a
network printer could be a security hole?  I just can't wrap my head around
that.

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Spin

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