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Cisco squashes 'critical' Net attack bug
Posted by: Jordi on Thursday, November 03, 2005 - 08:48 PM
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The networking giant on Wednesday released an update to fix a serious so-called heap-overflow vulnerability in its Internetwork Operating System, or IOS. This type of security flaw is commonly found in software and often allows a remote attacker to gain control of the affected system. In this case, that would mean control over a Cisco router or switch, which make up the infrastructure of many computer networks, including the Internet.
Complete info at ComputerWorld, ZDNet and CNet.