If you use any type of mobile device in your day to day life….keep reading. Ignorance can only bring you so far!
Two separate studies of mobile devices have found serious privacy and security issues. One of the studies found that smartphones and tablet PCs can be eavesdropped on when they are being used to make purchases, conduct online banking transactions, or access VPNs (virtual private networks). Another study uncovered a number of ways to break into Apple’s iOS, its operating system for mobile devices. It is likely that cyber criminals will increasingly turn to mobile devices in their attacks as the devices become more and more commonplace in business transactions.
Cisco IOS Software and Cisco IOS XE Software contain a vulnerability in the RSVP feature when used on a device configured with VPN routing and forwarding (VRF) instances. This vulnerability could allow an
unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause an interface wedge, which can lead to loss of connectivity, loss of routing protocol adjacency, and other denial of service (DoS) conditions. This vulnerability could be exploited repeatedly to cause an extended DoS condition.
A workaround is available to mitigate this vulnerability.
Cisco has released free software updates that address this
vulnerability. This advisory is available at the following link:
- Cisco: Multiple Vulnerabilities; ASA 5500, Catalyst 6500 (netsecurityit.wordpress.com)
- Cisco Security Advisory: Cisco NX-OS (netsecurityit.wordpress.com)
- Cisco Security Advisory: Cisco Small Business SRP 500 Series (netsecurityit.wordpress.com)
- Cisco Releases Multiple Security Advisories (netsecurityit.wordpress.com)