[Openvas-discuss] "Are you dead?" Really?

Alex Smirnoff ark at eltex.net
Tue Apr 10 17:14:32 CEST 2018


If it asks "Are you alive? Prove it!" then it might be more scary. Even
if it is a printer, not a toaster ;-)

On Mon, Apr 09, 2018 at 07:05:46PM +0000, Stewart Joseph wrote:
> You must admit, there is more than a touch of ironic humor there.  I ran a scan of a Deli's network and when it hit their receipt printer it printed out about 3 feet with the word "Hello" in it.  I wasn't there when it hit.  They thought the printer had become self-aware.
> 
> Stewart Joseph, CTO
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> From: Openvas-discuss <openvas-discuss-bounces at wald.intevation.org> On Behalf Of Andrew Robinson
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> 
> Running an openvas scan with printer scanning enabled CAN result in several pages containing the string “are you dead?” being printed. In this case, in a hospital, in the ob/gyn suite.
> 
> Not good.
> 
> I’ve searched through the NVTs and can’t find where this string is sourced. Does anyone know?
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