Network Security, Patch/Configuration Management, Vulnerability Management

Cisco patches 16 vulnerabilities to kick off November

Cisco Systems on Wednesday issued patches and corresponding security alerts for 16 different product vulnerabilities, half of which are considered high impact in nature.

Among the most serious of the flaws are CVE-2017-12262, an unauthorized access vulnerability within the firewall configuration of the Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller Enterprise Module (APIC-EM). This bug earned a CVSS base score of 8.8, as did CVE-2017-12277, a command injection vulnerability in the Smart Licensing Manager service of the Cisco Firepower 4100 Next-Generation Firewall and Firepower 9300 Security Appliance, which can be exploited remotely by authorized hackers with root privileges.

Cisco also patched an additional command injection vulnerability, seven denial of service issues, an authenticated SQL injection flaw, a privilege escalation bug, two information disclosure vulnerabilities, a cross-site scripting vulnerability, an unauthorized access flaw, and an authentication bypass vulnerability.

Additionally, Cisco revised a security alert for CVE-2017-3883, a denial of service vulnerability that was originally reported on Oct. 18, 2017.

Bradley Barth

As director of multimedia content strategy at CyberRisk Alliance, Bradley Barth develops content for online conferences, webcasts, podcasts video/multimedia projects — often serving as moderator or host. For nearly six years, he wrote and reported for SC Media as deputy editor and, before that, senior reporter. He was previously a program executive with the tech-focused PR firm Voxus. Past journalistic experience includes stints as business editor at Executive Technology, a staff writer at New York Sportscene and a freelance journalist covering travel and entertainment. In his spare time, Bradley also writes screenplays.

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