HP has been accidentally shipping some of its network switches with compact flash cards that contain malware.
In a security bulletin issued by the company on Tuesday, HP stated that it had identified a potential security vulnerability for certain ProCurve 5400zl series switches that had been purchased after 30 April last year.
The switches contain a compact flash card to store its boot software and configuration files. HP has advised that certain switches shipped with compact flash cards that also contained a virus. While the switches themselves are not affected by the virus, if a user removes the card and accesses it from a computer, it could potentially infect that computer.
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