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HP Smart App for Windows, HP Print and Scan Doctor - Elevation of privilege

HP Print and Scan Doctor, an application within the HP Smart App for Windows, is potentially vulnerable to local elevation of privilege.



HP Reference

HPSBPI03727 rev. 1

Release date

July 1, 2021

Last updated

July 1, 2021


Print Software

Potential Security Impact

Elevation of privilege

Relevant Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) List

Reported by: Leonid Shagiev

List of CVE IDs









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HP has provided software updates for potentially affected products listed in the table below. To obtain the updated software, go to HP Smart Stage and click the Get it from Microsoft tile to get the latest version of the HP Smart app for Windows from the Microsoft app library.

Software and affected products

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Revision history

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Initial Release

July 1, 2021

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