Previous: From Runway to Retail: Sharp’s Digital Displays Arm Fashion’s Finest Next: The Future of the Workplace is Now Wednesday, January 5, 2022 / Categories: Blog, Printers & Copiers, Cybersecurity Apache Log4j2 Security Vulnerability of Sharp Products and Services Recently, a security vulnerability in an open-source library called Log4J2 was made public on December 9, 2021. The Log4J2 library is a logging framework widely deployed within many Java-based applications. If the vulnerability is exploited, malicious intruders can pass and execute malware into the framework that could potentially allow them to access sensitive date and take control of targeted systems (see National Vulnerability Database: CVE-2021-44228). Sharp has been working to assess the risk of the Log4J2 security vulnerability and how it affects Sharp document systems, professional and commercial display products and related applications, and services. As of this date, the investigation has determined the following. Sharp products and services not listed below are under ongoing investigation. Sharp Document Systems Product Log4J2 Vulnerability Impact Sharp (A3 and A4) MFPs and Printer Firmware None Fiery Print Controller None (EFI Announcement) Print Drivers and Tools None Cloud / Email Connectors None Sharp OSA-SDK None Sharpdesk Mobile / Print Service Plug-in None Sharpdesk Network Scanner Tool None Synappx Go None Synappx Meeting None MICAS None AIP Core None Kayleigh Job Accounting None Application Portal None Sharp Remote Device Manager (SRDM) SRDM versions below 126.96.36.19940 are Impacted. Older versions should be updated to this latest version. SRDM version 188.8.131.5240 can be downloaded from https://business.sharpusa.com/Software/SRDM Sharp Professional and Commercial Displays Product Log4J2 Vulnerability Impact SHARP Professional & Commercial Displays, AQUOS BOARD® Interactive Display Systems, and Windows Collaboration Display None SHARP Wireless Board (PN-ZB03W) None SHARP Pen Software None SHARP Information Display Downloader None SHARP Display Connect None SHARP Touch Viewer None SHARP Content Distributor None SHARP Digital Signage Software (SDSS) None DirectDrawing None Touch Pen Utility None Touch Panel Settings Tool None Touch Pen Management Tool None Display Management Tool None Display Installation Tool None Additional updates on impacted Sharp products and services and related countermeasures will be provided on this page as they become available. The best way to protect against security threats is to be proactive. As a leader in document systems security, Sharp takes security very seriously by helping its clients stay ahead of malicious intruders and protect their data with robust security features included in its printers and copiers, including firmware attack prevention and recovery, confidential printing, user authentication and an end-of-lease data erase feature. Additionally, Sharp’s intelligent network interface provides security control features designed to prevent threats and document improper device access. Sharp provides an MFP security checklist to help businesses ensure they are taking all the necessary steps. Download the checklist here or visit SharpUSA.com/Security for more information. Tags: MFP Security Printer Security Log4J2 Related articles Offshore Drilling Company Follows Best Practices When it Comes to Document Security Protecting Office Printers and MFPs from Security Risks When it Comes to Cybersecurity, Don’t Forget the Printer Avoid Cyber Criminals and Protect your Data While Working from Home How to Outsmart a Cybercriminal Please login or register to post comments.