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      PhotM
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      Cisco issues critical warning after CIA WikiLeaks dump bares IOS security weakness
      Cisco says vulnerability in 300 models of Catalyst switches
      http://www.networkworld.com/article/3182871/security/cisco-issues-critical-warning-after-cia-wikileaks-dump-bares-ios-security-weakness.html

      By Michael Cooney
      Online News Editor, Network World | MAR 20, 2017 9:07 AM PT

      Credit: Ilya Pavlov/Unsplash
      Credit: Ilya Pavlov/Unsplash

      A vulnerability in Cisco’s widely deployed IOS software that was disclosed in the recent WikiLeaks dump of CIA exploits has triggered the company to release a critical warning for its Catalyst networking customers.

      +More on Cisco Security on Network World: Cisco security advisory dump finds 20 warnings, 2 critical+

      The vulnerability — which could let an attacker cause a reload of an affected device or remotely execute code and take over a device — impacts more than 300 models of Cisco Catalyst switches from the model 2350-48TD-S Switch to the Cisco SM-X Layer 2/3 EtherSwitch Service Module.

      Specifically, the vulnerability is contained in the Cluster Management Protocol which uses Telnet as a signaling and command protocol between cluster members. The vulnerability is due to the combination of two factors Cisco said:

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      1. Tower Totals: 2xSSD ~512GB, 2xHHD 4TB, Memory 32GB

      SSDs: 6xOS Partitions, 2xW8.1 Main & Test, 2x10.0 Test, Pro, x64

      CPU i7 2600 K, SandyBridge/CougarPoint, 4 cores, 8 Threads, 3.4 GHz
      Graphics Radeon 6880, Neither Over Clocked

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      1. NUC 5i7 2cores, 4 Thread, Memory 8GB, 3.1 GHz, M2SSD 140GB
      1xOS W8.1 Pro, NAS Dependent, Same Sony above.

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      Best Regards,

      Crysta

    • #102890 Score: 0 | Reply

      PhotM
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      Hundreds of Cisco switches vulnerable to flaw found in WikiLeaks files

      The flaw was found by Cisco security researchers, despite WikiLeaks’ claiming that the CIA hacking unit disclosures did not contain working vulnerabilities.
      http://www.zdnet.com/article/cisco-warns-of-critical-security-flaw-found-buried-in-wikileaks-vault-7-disclosure/

      By Zack Whittaker for Zero Day | March 20, 2017 — 16:56 GMT (09:56 PDT) | Topic: Security

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      1. Tower Totals: 2xSSD ~512GB, 2xHHD 4TB, Memory 32GB

      SSDs: 6xOS Partitions, 2xW8.1 Main & Test, 2x10.0 Test, Pro, x64

      CPU i7 2600 K, SandyBridge/CougarPoint, 4 cores, 8 Threads, 3.4 GHz
      Graphics Radeon 6880, Neither Over Clocked

      2xMonitors Asus DVI, Sony 55" UHD TV HDMI

      1. NUC 5i7 2cores, 4 Thread, Memory 8GB, 3.1 GHz, M2SSD 140GB
      1xOS W8.1 Pro, NAS Dependent, Same Sony above.

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      Best Regards,

      Crysta

    • #102919 Score: 0 | Reply

      samak
      AskWoody Lounger

      Love the irony of the vulnerable Management Protocol being called the Cluster. Maybe they should add a few letters…

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