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Thirteen High Impact IOS vulnerabilities outlined by Cisco

This week Cisco Systems released its semi-annual Software Security Advisory Report detailing a number of vulnerabilities in its IOS and IOS XE switch and router operating software.

Cisco, a manufacturer of networking hardware and telecommunications equipment, listed a total of 13 vulnerabilities which, if left unpatched, could enable an attacker to gain system privileges or cause a denial of service (DoS) on an affected device.

Cisco has labelled all of the 13 vulnerabilities a Security Impact Rating (SIR) of High.

Cisco says none of these vulnerabilities have resulted in any attacks and that systems will be patched as soon as possible.

To determine if a specific Cisco IOS or IOS XE Software release is affected by one or more vulnerabilities, use the Cisco IOS Software Checker.

For more information

For further detailed information, see the September 2018 Cisco IOS and IOS XE Software Security Advisory Bundled Publication.

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September 28th, 2018