Security worries strike Cisco routers

Thursday, 15 February 2007, 4:33 AM EST

Cisco Systems is urging network administrators to update their router firmware to secure themselves against a set of two vulnerabilities in its IOS software.

Cisco said that the vulnerabilities lie in more than 26 variants of 12.3 and 12.4 versions of the ISO router operating system. The company has issued a patch for both vulnerabilities, which affect the Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) security component of the software. By default, IPS is disabled in systems and must be manually enabled.

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