Lexmark Security Advisory:
| Revision:|| 1.0|
| Last update: || 20 January 2016|
| Public Release Date:|| 25 January 2016|
A race condition exists detecting the security jumper state during initialization.
Under certain circumstances, during initialization, some Lexmark printers have a race condition that causes the device to incorrectly detect a change in the status of the security jumper. Depending on how the device is configured, this can cause the device to remove authentication requirements to access device functions.
Lexmark has identified a race condition in some products that causes the security jumper state to be incorrectly detected during initialization. In the right conditions, the likelihood of this error occurring can be as high as 25%. If the device configuration setting: "Settings > Security > Miscellaneous > Security Reset Jumper is set to "Enable Guest Access", then when the error occurs, unauthenticated users will be able to access all device functions, including the ability to read/modify security settings.
The factory default configuration of the "Security Reset Jumper " setting is "Enable Guest Access".
|CVSS Base Score:|| 7.2 (AV: L/AC:L/AU:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)|
|Impact Subscore: || 10|
|Exploitability Subscore:|| 3.9|
CVSS scores are calculated in accordance with CVSS version 2.0 (http://www.first.org/cvss/cvss-guide.html).
Successful exploitation of this vulnerability can lead to the disclosure and/or modification of configuration information on the affected device.
To determine a devices firmware level, select the “Reports” > ”Menu Setting Page” menu item from the operator panel. If the firmware level listed under “Device Information” matches any level under “Affected Releases”, then upgrade to a “Fixed Release.”
|Lexmark Models ||Affected Releases ||Fixed Releases |
|CX820de, CX820dtfe||PP.02.048 and previous||PP.02.049 and later|
|XC6152de, XC6152dtfe||PP.02.048 and previous||PP.02.049 and later|
|CX825de, CX825dte, CX825dtfe||PP.02.048 and previous||PP.02.049 and later|
|XC8155de, XC8155dte||PP.02.048 and previous||PP.02.049 and later|
|CX860de, CX860dte, CX860dtfe||PP.02.048 and previous||PP.02.049 and later|
|XC8160de, XC8160dte||PP.02.048 and previous||PP.02.049 and later|
|CS820de, CS820dte, CS820dtfe||YK.02.048 and previous||YK.02.049 and later|
|C6160||YK.02.048 and previous||YK.02.049 and later|
|CS720de, CS720dte||CB.02.048 and previous||CB.02.049 and later|
|CS725de, CS725dte||CB.02.048 and previous||CB.02.049 and later|
|C4150||CB.02.048 and previous||CB.02.049 and later|
|CX725de, CX725dhe, CX725dthe||ATL.02.048 and previous||ATL.02.049 and later|
|XC4150||ATL.02.048 and previous||ATL.02.049 and later|
Obtaining Updated Software
To obtain firmware that resolves this issue, or if you have special code, please contact Lexmark’s Technical Support Center at http://support.lexmark.com to find your local support center.
Lexmark recommends updating firmware to address this issue. Changing the configuration setting “Settings” > ”Security” > ”Miscellaneous” > ”Security Reset Jumper” to “No Effect” can be used as a workaround, but the consequence is that access to the printer cannot be recovered in the case of failure/loss of authentication credentials.
Exploitation and Public Announcements
Lexmark is not aware of any malicious use against Lexmark products of the vulnerability described in this advisory.
Status of this Notice:
THIS DOCUMENT IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS AND IS PROVIDED WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED GUARANTEE OR WARRANTY WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE OR PURPOSE. LEXMARK RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE OR UPDATE THIS DOCUMENT AT ANY TIME.
This advisory is posted on Lexmark’s web site at http://support.lexmark.com/alerts.
Future updates to this document will be posted at the same location on Lexmark’s web site.
|1.0|| 25 – January 2016|| Initial Public Release|
LEGACY ID: TE745