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by Paul Kerstein

Cisco IOS Vanishes Down Another Security Hole

Sep 08, 20051 min
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

Cisco has warned that its IOS router operating system software isvulnerable to another serious security flaw, affecting theauthentication system for FTP and telnet connections. Techworldreports that the flaw could allow attackers to take over or repeatedlycrash devices running the widely used operating system. The warningfollows on the heels of a controversy that saw Cisco using legal actionagainst a security researcher to prevent him from disclosing techniquesfor exploiting Cisco routers. The problem was serious enough forsecurity giant Symantec to raise its overall Internet danger level anotch. Read more.