Cisco software flaw allows device takeover

Cisco networking devices running adaptive security appliance (ASA) software are vulnerable to a newly discovered flaw.

Threat: This software is found on networking devices that combine firewall, antivirus, intrusion prevention and virtual private network capabilities.

Damage risk: The remote code execution flaw would allow attackers to completely take over the devices.

Exploited flaw: CVE-2018-0101, a vulnerability that Cisco announced in late January, is vulnerable.

Fixes/Workarounds: Cisco issued a patch for the issue when it was initially announced. Since then, Cisco has released security updates with new patches, since the flaw is more widespread than the company originally believed.


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